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Elevate the Season with Handcrafted Products – Amazon Reveals Customer Favorites from Local Artisans Across the U.S.

October 10, 2018 at 9:30 AM EDT

Amazon Handmade helps customers shop local from Artisans based in their community

Half of the items sold on Amazon are from small and medium-sized businesses

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 10, 2018-- (NASDAQ:AMZN)—As the leaves begin to change and temperatures drop, Amazon is sharing customer favorites to help shoppers find unique gifts. Whether you are revamping your autumn décor or getting a head start on the holidays, Amazon Handmade ( offers customers products from Artisans across the United States. Today, half of the items sold on Amazon worldwide are from small and medium-sized businesses.

“Like any small business, Artisans are looking for ways to reach customers and share their stories and products outside of their local communities,” said Katie Harnetiaux, global head of marketing, Amazon Handmade. “Today, there are many choices for Artisans to expand and reach customers beyond their hometown, and they are increasingly choosing to use an online marketplace like Amazon to sell directly to customers worldwide. In fact, Amazon proudly features Handmade Artisans from the U.S. across all 50 states, and offers customers the opportunity to shop local to support these creative and unique small and medium-sized businesses.”

Amazon Handmade offers genuinely handcrafted goods from over 15 product categories from local Artisans across all 50 states. Customer favorites from around the country include:

“Selling on Amazon has allowed us to expand our business at a faster pace than imaginable,” said Jodi Lewis, founder of LucyLews. “Amazon customers make up more than 70% of our business, and because of using services such as Fulfillment by Amazon, we have been able to grow our business from a small town in Idaho and hire several local employees.”

To learn more about small and medium-sized businesses selling on Amazon, visit:

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