We Wouldn’t Have E-Commerce Without Amazon

by MR Magazine Staff

We often exaggerate how technology has changed our lives. But it is hard to overstate the significance of how commerce, and the economy, changed between 2000 and 2010. For most of human existence, with some notable exceptions, shopping usually involved leaving the house, seeing and touching the goods on offer, and having a conversation with a stranger. Now you can get almost anything—even a house—with a single click. That shift happened in part because of a single company: Amazon. E-commerce has evolved in the last 20 years, but it was Amazon that did the most to alter how we buy, sell, and transact. It has been among the most innovative and claims most of the e-commerce market. Read more at Quartz.