Amazon is known as one of the top and largest e-commerce companies in the world. Which was founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994, the company having headquarters in Seattle, Washington, U.S.
In 2017 amazon touched $178 billion annual revenue and expecting to grow 15% every year. In September 2018 total number of employees at Amazon are 5,63,100 . This largest workforce is well trained in all kind of operations to satisfy customers.
Best Seller category on amazon are Electronics and Fashion. At present, Amazon is the world’s largest e-commerce companies, operating in more than 16 countries. Every country has their separate website to make sure that users can easily use the application for online shopping. Amazon always strives to provide the best service and management for their customers.
JD.com holds rank one about top e-commerce websites in China. Its a B2C ecommerce company having headquartered in Beijing, China. Previously it was known as 360buy.com, company was founded by Liu Quiangdong in 1998, that’s why it is also known with a name Jingdong.
The Company is using Artificial Intelligence and high tech technology for quick delivery and customer retention. In first quarter of 2018 this website has more than 301.8 million active users, who are engaged with best offers, latest products and much more at lowest prices.
Alibaba is one of the China’s biggest Ecommerce company and which was founded by 18 people with the leader Jack Ma in 1999, based in Hangzhou.
Alibaba is the world’s largest retailer of present-day, operating in more than 200 countries like USA, Russia, Brazil or Spain etc.
In 2018 it became the 2nd Asian company to break the $500 billion valuation mark. In the starting phase Soft bank, Goldman Sachs invested heavily in Alibaba. In the quarter ended March 31, 2018 Revenue was US$9,873 million, an increase of 61% year-over-year. and aims to double it by 2020. Alibaba is planning to spend 500 billion yuan over five years to build robust logistic network in China and around the world.
Walmart Inc. is an US retail giant which was founded by Sam Walton in the year 1962. Walmart has 11,695 stores worldwide and is operating across 28 countries like USA, UK, Japan, India etc.
Walmart’s total revenue amounted to approximately 482.13 billion U.S. dollars. Walmart’s online revenue in 2017 added up to more than 14 billion U.S. dollars. The revenue generated through its eCommerce shopping site is just 4% of its overall revenue.
Zalando SE is a European electronic commerce company based in Berlin. It was founded in Germany by founders Rocket Internet, Robert Gentz and David Schneider in year 2008. The company maintains a cross-platform online store that sells shoes, fashion and beauty items. In 2017 Zalando revenue was 448.9 crores EUR and in 2018 it is expected to grown by 20-25%. Number of employees works in Zalando are 15,091.
Flipkart Pvt Ltd
Flipkart is an Indian electronic commerce company based in Bengaluru, India. Flipkart was Founded by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal in 2007. The company initially focused on book sales and later expanded into other product categories such as consumer electronics, fashion, and lifestyle products.
Amazon is the rival of flipkart in India anf both are giving best services to win customers.
In August 2018, U.S.-based retail chain Walmart acquired a 77% controlling stake in Flipkart for US$16 billion, valuing it at $22 billion.
Rakuten is a Japanese electronic commerce and Internet company having headquarters in Tokyo which was founded in year 1997 by Hiroshi Mikitani. Its B2B and B2C e-commerce platform which sells many products in different categories. It is considered the Amazon of Japan.
Total number of employees worldwide are 14,826. In 2017 Revenue in billion Japanese yen was 944.5. Rakuten recently did acquisition of LOB Inc. which is a developer and supplier of advertising platform.
Groupon is an American based e-commerce marketplace connecting customers with local shops by offering great discounts on activities, travel and goods. Groupon was founded by Andrew Mason’s in November 2008. In May 2018, Groupon acquired Bristol, UK-based Cloud Savings company for $65million. As per latest February 2019 data Groupon has 6774 employees working worldwide and has presence in more than 170 Cities in the world. Total revenue of 2017 was US$2.84 billion and net income was US$14.04 million.
eBay is an American company having headquarters in San Jose, California. eBay was founded by Pierre Omidyar in 1995 and became a notable success story of the dot-com bubble. It is a multi billion-dollar company having operations in about 27 countries, as of 2018. Customers can buy the products from any country in the world. Ebay has more than 14,100 employees worldwide.
Net income – US$-1.016 billion (2017). Net worth US$10.5 billion (August 2018).
ASOS plc is a British online fashion retailer which was founded in 2000 in London by founders Nick Robertson and Quentin Griffiths.
The website sells over 850 brands as well as its own range of clothing and accessories, and ships to over 200 countries from fulfillment centers in the UK, US and Europe. Asos has 3500 employees as of February 2019. Asos Revenue was 2.42 billion British pounds in the year ending August 31st 2018.