Online marketplace for clothing, household items, toys, jewelry, crafts, accessories, and collectibles. They claim lower fees and quicker, simpler, and easier selling where sellers and buyers are individual people, not retailers. Japan-US based.
• The AmazonSmile program donates 0.5% of purchases to your favorite charity, and all you need to do is start your shopping at https://smile.amazon.com.
• Amazon frequently introduces their own products to compete directly with their long-time suppliers. They often pay no federal income taxes (e.g., 2017, 2018).
• Amazon is being investigated on antitrust issues by the US Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General & House Subcommittee on Antitrust.