It might seem like Amazon started ecommerce, but the beginning of the monetization of the internet happened in a rudimentary marketplace for used computers. In 1983, Boston Computer Exchange established an electronic salesfloor on a public access bulletin board system, giving people a vehicle to showcase their used computers and then consummate deals over the telephone.
 
Ecommerce looks a lot different these days. Not only is the internet an aesthetically cleaner and faster medium but ecommerce giants such as Amazon....

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