online shopping

We all buy most of our things online now, you know what I don’t buy online, food, I order it from time to time, but for everything else I have a list of website that I like to use. These are ecommerce website, you probably heard for some of them, and they are the best at what they do, they sell online.

Ecommerce grew fast over the last few years, from selling a small laser on ebay to private jets and boats, people buy everything. And online shopping became safer thanks to the technology these sites use, like escrow payments and people reviews system to ensure that you get what you bought.

I wanted to share with you some of the biggest and best ecommerce website in the world, so lets start:

Amazon

 

Founded: July 1994

CEO: Jeff Bezos

131,311,559 people visits amazon per month, numbers talk for themselves don’t they ūüôā

 

ebay

Founded: September 3, 1995

Founder: Pierre Omidyar

84,970,495 people visited ebay in one month period, pretty impressive.

 

Alibaba

Founded: 1999

Founder: Jack Ma and others

In 2012, two of Alibaba’s portals together handled 1.1 trillion yuan ($170 billion) in sales, more than competitors eBay and Amazon combined.


Zappos

Founded: 1999

CEO: Tony Hsieh

Founder: Nick Swinmurn
Zappos.com is an online shoe and clothing shop currently based in Las Vegas, Nevada. In July 2009, the company announced it would be acquired by Amazon.com in an all-stock deal worth about $1.2 billion.

Founded: 2005
Founders: Rob Kalin, Jared Tarbell, Chris Maguire, Haim Schoppik

Etsy is an e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items, as well as art and craft supplies.

There are many other websites that I didn’t mention like bestbuy or rakuten, but these are the top ones in my opinion. If you could ever imagine that things could be sold online you wouldn’t imagine these types of earnings I’m sure.

This just shows that there are still space to innovate and grow, money can be made online, either by selling items or owning websites like the ones I just mentioned.

The best things about ecommerce industry is that your potential customer can be from anywhere in the world and can access your product from his home. Without ever leaving the chair or spending the paper money.

We still need to see where is this whole industry is headed, but I’m sure that more and more products will be available to us from anywhere in the world, consumer will not be forced to buy something that he doesn’t want. Because as we know, today there are still some countries where consumers don’t have the right access to the internet and education, and they are forced to pay for the things that they don’t like because they don’t have access to these website.

This just shows how important ecommerce industry is to the world, you can buy sell and you can you can be part of the biggest community around.

Thanks for reading.

James