I'm not sure about Persia, but it appears that Ebay and Amazon predate even that, as King Shlomo writes in Shir Hashirim 6:11
אֶל־גִּנַּ֤ת אֱגוֹז֙ יָרַ֔דְתִּי לִרְא֖וֹת בְּאִבֵּ֣י הַנָּ֑חַל
לִרְאוֹת֙ הֲפָֽרְחָ֣ה הַגֶּ֔פֶן הֵנֵ֖צוּ הָרִמֹּנִֽים׃
I went down to the nut grove, on Ebay / The River; to see if the vines
had blossomed, if the pomegranates were in bloom.
Remember, Shir Hashirim is very allegorical. Most commentators translate "The River" to refer to Amazon.com, which was named after a river in South America. The "nut grove" refers to the office where he kept his computer, and "vines had blossomed" refers to checking to see if his auctions were attracting any bids, and the pomegranates in bloom is k'peshuto, he went on Ebay/Amazon to see if he could order any fresh pomegranates.
The midrashim have a dispute if he had visited Brazil during his reign, or if he heard about it from speaking to the birds he conversed with. The "nut grove" might be a reference to brazil nuts, which he regularly ordered online.