New shoe and handbag web site also offers customers free return
shipping, and 110 percent price guarantee as well as an innovative
search and navigation experience
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 3, 2007--Amazon.com, Inc.
(NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced the beta launch of its new shoe and
handbag web site, Endless.com, which features the unusual business
practice of free overnight shipping (next business day) on all items.
Additionally, customers can take advantage of free return shipping, a
110 percent price guarantee and an innovative navigation and search
experience. The creation of Endless.com is a direct result of Amazon's
obsession with customer satisfaction. By offering this truly rich and
unique destination, customers will have an easy and flexible, not to
mention fun, shoe and handbag shopping experience that they won't find
anywhere else online.
"Endless.com is unusual in that we are offering free overnight
shipping on everything," said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of
Amazon.com. "Plus, return shipping is always free and we offer a 110
percent price guarantee on items customers find cheaper somewhere
Currently, Endless.com offers over 250 brands and 15,000 styles
and colors for men, women and kids, and our selection will continue to
grow. Endless.com also provides 24-hour-a-day customer service phone
support. For details and timelines on free overnight shipping,
customers can reference the countdown clock on the top of every page,
which lets them know what their order deadlines and delivery dates
will be. In addition, customers will experience easy navigation,
detailed product pages that include in-depth product description,
customer reviews, and product images, as well as a zoom feature that
allows customers to see all product details, whether it's a subtle
pattern or a not-so-subtle texture.
Amazon believes that this vibrant and beautiful new shopping
experience sets a new standard in service, convenience and product
presentation. At Endless.com, customers will find a detailed search
and navigation experience not currently found anywhere else online.
Customers can shop by price, style, brand, size, and color all at the
same time or separately. If a customer would like to conduct a search
for gold and red ballet flats by Jessica Simpson, Steve Madden and
BCBGirls in a size 8 and an 8.5, or conduct a different search for
men's oxfords by Bruno Magli and Kenneth Cole in size 11 within a
certain price range, they can. And when customers are ready to buy,
they can use their existing Amazon.com accounts.
Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle,
opened its virtual doors on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today
offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com seeks to be Earth's most
customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover
anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer
customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and third-party
sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished, and used items in
categories such as health and personal care, jewelry and watches,
gourmet food, sports and outdoors, apparel and accessories, books,
music, DVDs, electronics and office, toys and baby, and home and
Amazon.com and its affiliates operate web sites, including
www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp,
www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, and www.joyo.com.
As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms
include Amazon.com, Inc. and its subsidiaries, unless the context
Forward Looking Statement
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ
significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking
statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others,
risks related to competition, management of growth, potential
fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes
of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization,
seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic
transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, significant
amount of indebtedness, inventory, limited operating history,
government regulation and taxation, payments, fraud, consumer trends,
and new business areas. More information about factors that
potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in
Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December
31, 2005, and all subsequent filings.
CONTACT: Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon.com Media Relations
Tracy Ogden, 206-266-1379
SOURCE: Amazon.com, Inc.