Amazon Unveils Winners of U.S. Small Business Spotlight Awards
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Small Business Owner Under 30 of the Year - Habit Nest (Photo: Business Wire)
The Small Business Spotlight Awards, introduced in September, honor and celebrate inspiring, unique, and customer-obsessed small businesses selling in Amazon’s stores. More than 1,300 American small businesses nominated themselves for the awards, and on
Award winners will receive a prize package including six months of Amazon Strategic Account Services, Sponsored Products advertising credits, and promotion on
Small Business of the Year: nutpods –
Bellevue, WA-based small business nutpods, founded by Madeline Haydon, began selling plant-based creamer on Amazonin 2015. Today, nutpods has a team of 24 employees and has grown sales 5,500% in Amazon’s stores.
Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year: 1818 Farms –
Mooresville, AL-based small business 1818 Farms began as a family project for Natasha McCraryin 2012 and evolved quickly into a booming business. In 2017, Natasha listed her handcrafted bath and lifestyle products on Amazon Handmade and has now grown to 12 employees and doubled her Amazonsales year-over-year.
Small Business Owner Under 30 of the Year: Habit Nest –
Los Angeles, CA-based small business Habit Nest was launched by Michael Ahdootand his cofounders in 2017. Inspired by the idea of helping others, Habit Nest creates journals that help people build better habits quickly and effectively. Since listing products in Amazon’s stores, Habit Nest has seen 300% year-over-year growth.
“A huge congratulations to all three winners as well as the rest of the small businesses named finalists in our first-ever U.S. Small Business Spotlight Awards,” said
On average, U.S.-based small and medium-sized businesses sell more than 4,000 items per minute in Amazon’s stores. Independent third-party sellers – primarily small and medium-sized businesses – made up 58% of all physical gross merchandise sold in Amazon’s stores in 2018, and their sales far exceeded
Customers can support small businesses selling in Amazon’s stores this holiday season by shopping gifts from the first-ever Small Business Gift Guide at amazon.com/smallbusinessgiftguide. Additionally, on
To learn more about the millions of small and medium-sized businesses selling in Amazon’s stores, visit: https://www.aboutamazon.com/supporting-small-businesses.