Amazon launches Storefronts for USA businesses

Amazon launches 'Amazon Storefronts' for American-owned businesses

Amazon launches Storefronts for US businesses

"We're championing their success with this new store and a national advertising campaign featuring a successful MI business selling on Amazon to customers across the USA and worldwide". There are over a million products from almost 20,000 USA businesses. Amazon also said it shipped "billions of items" for small business sellers and touted that more than 300,000 US-based SMBs started selling on Amazon in 2017.

To find Storefronts from the Amazon.com, customers can click on the rotating banner featuring a US business, or navigate to the store directly at LINK. You can sign up for more information about this expansion by visiting amazon.com/storefrontsinfo.

Amazon will feature the included businesses in marketing for the new initiative.

"Since we started selling on Amazon in October 2016, our sales have almost doubled". He described his business as a "mom-and-pop shop" - his workshop is in his house, and he was happy about partnering with Amazon because he was able to maintain one-on-one customer relationships through Amazon Handmade. Plus the company (currently worth more than $900 billion) has the power to charge business owners whatever it wants to have products listed on Amazon, because, really, what other option do they have? However, Amazon has had a rocky relationship with small business in the past as its pricing model and technology-first approach has pushed some to close. In 2017, more than 300,000 USA -based small and medium-sized businesses started selling on Amazon.

The new Storefronts page features items in a range of categories, from kitchenware and jewelry to electronics and books. Storefront of the Week and Meet the Business Owner are two spotlight-style features that highlight businesses selling on the platform.

"We're championing their success with this new store and a national advertising campaign featuring a successful MI business selling on Amazon to customers across the USA and worldwide".

Little Flower Soap Co, a soap and candle maker in MI, is the subject for Amazon's new nationwide commercial. Kicking off the site's launch is The Little Flower Soap Co., which sells handmade soap from MI.

Being part of Amazon Storefronts has positives and negatives for participants.

Amazon says it isn't charging small businesses to appear on Storefronts, and the company says it plans to add more companies to the site over time. Storefronts was only announced on September 17, so as this story develops, details will likely emerge on how to work with Amazon to have your products featured in the Storefronts section.

In case you weren't aware, Amazon has put a ton of pressure on brick-and-mortar businesses by undercutting them on price, sometimes with its own Amazon-branded products.

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