Many of the products and services that Amazon customers use around the world were invented and built right here in Europe. At our first European Innovation Day, we will showcase Amazon’s inventions in Europe and highlight the economic impact from this investment and job creation. Continue reading
Across Europe we’re creating thousands of quality jobs and investing billions in local economies. Continue reading
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Half of the items sold on Amazon worldwide are from small and medium-sized businesses that offer their products through Amazon Marketplace

The man who wanted to fly

Jet Ski champion Franky Zapata invented the Flyboard, a machine that propels people into the air. The young entrepreneur chose to market his Flyboard on to reach new clients and to diversify his distribution network.

The Beard Brothers

The power of three: how Leicester-based brothers Keval Dattani, Kunal Dattani and Savan Dattani became the Big Brothers of facial hair grooming and found global success with their 100% British start-up.
Economic impact
See how Amazon's investments have impacted the European Union.
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Amazon is a powerful engine of growth for the national economy - revitalizing communities across Europe through job creation, economic investment, and innovative services.

Amazon to create more than 1,600 permanent jobs in Spain this year

Spain-based permanent workforce set to triple in two years from 1,000 employees at the end of 2016 to more than 3,200 by the end of 2018. Amazon has invested over 1.1 billion Euros in its Spanish operations since 2010.

Amazon to create over 1,700 permanent jobs in Italy in 2018

Amazon plans to grow its Italian-based workforce from 3,500 today to over 5,200 during the year of 2018. Amazon has invested over 1.6 billion Euros in its Italian operations since 2010 Milan.
We're a company of builders. Of pioneers. It's our job to make bold bets, and we get our energy from inventing on behalf of customers. Here are just some of the innovations pioneered by Amazon, and we're always looking for the next one.

Amazon launches Prime Now for Prime Members in Rome

Prime Now is now available in select areas in Rome, where Prime members can do their grocery shopping by choosing from more than 8,000 products from Pam Panorama store and enjoy delivery right to the doorstep in as little as an hour.

Amazon Introduces Alexa and Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Spot in France

Alexa, the brain that powers the Echo family of devices, is coming to France, along with three Alexa-enabled devices: Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Spot. Customers can pre-order devices beginning today. Echo and Echo Dot will begin shipping the week of 11 June, with Echo Spot to follow next month.
Discover how we work with policymakers in the EU.

Supporting customer safety across Europe

Customer safety has always been a top priority for us, so we are pleased to be one of the founding signatories to a new European Memorandum of Understanding on Online Product Safety.

In Pictures: Amazon Academy Brussels 2018

Check out the photos and videos from our latest Amazon Academy in Brussels, where we discussed the 21st century with EU policymakers and small business owners.
Our Leadership Principles
Our Leadership Principles aren't just a pretty inspirational wall hanging. These Principles work hard, just like we do. Amazonians use them, every day, whether they're discussing ideas for new projects, deciding on the best solution for a customer's problem, or interviewing candidates. It's just one of the things that makes Amazon peculiar.
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We seek top talent from all industries and a range of backgrounds to join our offices around the world. People who succeed at Amazon have something in common—they are customer-centric, they are leaders and they are innovators.

Enthusiasm that's contagious

Determined to build a career at Amazon, Lionel is already a team leader after working just two years as a permanent employee at one of Amazon’s five distribution centres in France.

Astrophysicist finds a new career at the Edinburgh Development Centre

Árdís Elíasdóttir was born in Iceland and earned an Astrophysics PhD in Denmark before joining Amazon in Edinburgh. She now works as a Machine Learning Scientist and is enjoying life in the Scottish capital.
Amazon has long been committed to communities where our employees live and work. Today, we're diving deeper than ever to provide innovative, creative and unique ways to support communities across the world. We are focused on our neighbors in immediate need - families fighting homelessness, hunger, and natural disasters, We are also focused on the next generation - providing resources and igniting passion for STEM education.

Sharing STEM workshops with Lënster Lycée in Luxembourg

“Amazon rekognition” and our voice-controlled personal assistant “Alexa” were the protagonist in our latest tech exploratory lab at the Lënster Lycée in Luxembourg.

Enabling 11-year-old students to experiment with technology

Internet of Things (IoT) became the center of attention for the students of Santa Maria la Blanca School in Madrid in May 2018.
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Our mission

We aim to be Earth’s most customer centric company. Our mission is to continually raise the bar of the customer experience by using the internet and technology to help consumers find, discover and buy anything, and empower businesses and content creators to maximise their success.

How we operate

We have four core principles that guide us in delivering on our mission. These include customer obsession rather than competitor focus, nurturing a passion for invention, maintaining a commitment to operational excellence, and a focus on long-term thinking.
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