About is an online retailer stocking over one million pairs of shoes and handbags with selections from more than 300 brand names. With a focus on service, the company has grown rapidly since its inception in 1999, with sales more than doubling year-over-year every year since it was founded. A_Founded in 1999, Zappos is a leader in online shoe sales. $597 million in merchandise sales in 2006, and is projecting $800 million in 2007.