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Zappos, the first ecommerce store opens online

Zappos, the first ecommerce store opens online

Zappos the first strictly ecommerce store (no brick and mortar building) opens. The company was founded in 1999 by Nick Swinmurn and launched under the domain name Shoesite.com. In July 2009, Amazon acquired Zappos in an all-stock deal worth around $1.2 billion at the time.

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