Position
Active
: no
Founder
: no
Start
around 1999
End
around 2006
Location
: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

About

Zappos.com is an online shoe and clothing shop based in Las Vegas, Nevada. In July 2009, the company announced that Amazon.com would acquire it in an all-stock deal worth about $1.2 billion. Since its founding in 1999, it has become one of the world's largest online shoe stores. Zappos was founded in 1999 by Nick Swinmurn, who says that his initial inspiration came when he failed to find a pair of brown Airwalks at his local mall. That same year, Swinmurn approached Tony Hsieh and... (continued)