Amazon Business, the online vendor for office supplies and services, e.g., invoicing, has stretched out into Italy and Spain, a move that express its interests in the corporate services world.
These new launches come a year after the firm got its platform underway in UK’s marketplace adding to the number of European nations that Amazon Business serves to five. What’s more, the company also has a consumer service.
While Amazon has not given figures to show growth patterns in the two new regions, the store said it has “hundreds of thousands of business customers all over Europe, ranging from sole proprietors to listed companies.”
For merchants who would like to benefit from the platform, office supplies like staplers are available to business owners, but retailers are required to register as certifiable businesses because service providers often use these sites to give special deals.
Global Vice President for Amazon Business Mr. Steve Frazier said the firm is “off to a fast start.”
“A year after we kicked off in the UK, Amazon Business has attracted over 100,000 customers. Plus we managed to hit $1bn in just a year in the United States where we started off,” added Frazier.
Besides the US and European platforms, Amazon Business has reached some parts of Asia, particularly India and Japan. According to Frazier, business owners share similar problems (regardless of their geographical diversity) which they expect the firm to solve, and “everyone is looking for invoicing solutions.”
Giving retail merchant services reviews, Bill Burkland, CEO Amazon Business UK said their services “allow transnational firms with branches in Europe to streamline their purchasing further while opening new export opportunities UK startups that trade on the Amazon Business Marketplace.”
As we speak, Amazon Business has a unique website for every country it offers services to. The web-based platform sells over 250 million products, including customized products, e.g., invoicing and business analytics services. Its goal is to assist firms to buy and sell to one other and help transnational business access local service providers. Independent third-party traders sell half of all the units.
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