Amazon Publishes 2019 SMB Impact Report; Launches “Build Your Business with Amazon” Website to Help Businesses, Authors, and Developers Succeed with Support from Amazon
More than 1.9 million small and medium-sized businesses, content
creators, and developers in the U.S. are currently working with
Small and medium-sized businesses selling in Amazon’s stores have created an estimated 1.6 million jobs worldwide, up from 900,000 in 2017
Thousands of independent authors earned more than
New “Build Your Business with Amazon” website gives small and
medium-sized businesses, content creators, and developers a one-stop
destination to start or grow a business with
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The 2019 Amazon SMB Impact Report highlights how millions of small and medium-sized businesses are growing with
View the full 2019 Amazon SMB Impact Report, here.
“Amazon’s mission is to be Earth’s most customer-centric company. Among
the customers we’re focused on are small businesses and entrepreneurs.
As we work to help them grow their businesses, we are making big
investments: in our delivery network, data centers, AI research,
robotics. Since 2011, we’ve invested tens of billions to help SMBs
succeed working with Amazon,” said
SMBs selling in Amazon’s stores in the U.S. and worldwide are growing
Third-party gross physical merchandise sales – primarily comprised of
SMBs selling in Amazon’s stores – surpassed
$160 billionin 2018 and make up more than half of the units sold in Amazon’s stores.
In 2018, the number of SMBs eclipsing
$1 millionin sales in Amazon’s stores worldwide grew by 20 percent.
On average in 2018, U.S.-based SMBs sold more than 4,000 items per
minute in Amazon’s stores and earned more than
Amazonlent U.S.-based SMBs more than $1 billionto build inventory and support their Amazonstores.
In 2018, authors earned more than
$260 millionfrom the Kindle Direct Publishing Select Global Fund, totaling more than $840 millionsince the launch of Kindle Unlimited.
- Since launch in 2007, hundreds of thousands of authors from around the world have self-published millions of books through KDP.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is helping hundreds of thousands of SMBs and startups launch and scale their businesses
- Tens of thousands of startups take advantage of specifically tailored programs providing the resources they need to quickly get started on AWS – including credits, training, and support.
Amazongave more than $500 millionin AWS credits to help startups accelerate their growth and development as they build their business.
Builders and developers are shaping the future of Alexa
- Third-party developers have built more than 90,000 Alexa skills.
More than 90 percent of the Alexa-enabled products that launched in
2018 were built by someone other than
Amazon. The Alexa Fundhas invested in more than 60 companies building with Alexa, and launched programs like the Alexa Accelerator and Alexa Fellowship to provide additional support to early-stage startups working with voice and AI.
To help support SMBs, content creators, and developers that are
interested in working with
To learn more about the millions of SMBs, content creators, and
developers worldwide working with
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than
competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational
excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping,
personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS,