Amazon Starts Web Site To Sell Shoes, Handbags

  1. Not sure if this has posted before but reported on 1/3/2007

    Amazon Starts Web Site To Sell Shoes, Handbags Inc. introduced a Web site,, devoted solely to selling shoes and handbags, a departure for an Internet retailer that spent years building one of the best-known one-stop-shopping destinations.

    Amazon, of Seattle, said represents the first time it has created a new specialty retail site at a Web address different from its flagship address.

    Steven Goldsmith, an Amazon vice president, said the company created the site in response to requests from customers who were footwear and handbag connoisseurs and wanted a Web site more closely focused on the category.

    Amazon aims to tap a category that has seen speedy growth, in part via specialty Web retailers such as Online apparel revenue this year is expected to jump to $11.3 billion from $9.6 billion in 2006, while online footwear sales could rise to $3.5 billion from $2.9 billion, Forrester Research estimates.
  2. Thanks for the information! I just checked out this website after reading your post. I like that they have free shipping!
  3. free overnight shipping rocks... they seem to have a bit of a crappy selection, i couldnt find much that i would actually buy. Maybe that will improve with time?
  4. cool...hopefully they'll expand their selection
  5. That's what I was hoping too. Couldn't get excited about anything I saw, but am optimistic the site will grow.
  6. Yes, and hopefully we'll see sales and coupons in the deals and steals section of this forum in the future!
  7. I think with a better selection, this could be a great idea.

    I'm looking forward to see what they plan to do with expanding the brands and such!