How Was Wayfair Started?
2002 to 2006 Entrepreneurs Niraj Shah and Steve Conine founded Wayfair in August 2002 as a two-person company with a makeshift headquarters in Conine's nursery in Boston, Massachusetts.
Unlike other retail companies, Wayfair does not store products in its warehouses. Instead, products are shipped directly from the supplier to the consumer. This elaborate supply chain is enabled by data communication and analysis.
Wayfair – The E-Commerce Challenger - HBS Digital Initiative
Wayfair wasn't always called Wayfair. Originally founded in 2002, the e-commerce company initially operated under the name CSN Stores. CSN Stores was the project of two entrepreneurs, Niraj Shah and Steve Conine, both graduates of Cornell University. The original name was derived from the pair's initials, CSN.
Why is Wayfair called Wayfair? - Rewind & Capture
When did Wayfair founders meet?
The founders of Wayfair, honored April 19 as the 2018 Cornell Entrepreneurs of the Year, met at Cornell during a special six-week summer program for high school students. A year later, they serendipitously ended up just a few doors away from each other in their freshman dorm.
Wayfair founders share story of company's rise - Cornell Chronicle
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