Amazon Canada Announces Record Sales for Canadian Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in 2018
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Over 30,000 Canadian small and medium-sized businesses collectively exceeded over $900 million* in sales on Amazon Canada’s online stores in 2018
Canadian small and medium-sized businesses also achieved over $2 billion in sales to Amazon customers abroad in 2018
SEATTLE, April 30, 2019 /CNW/ – (NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon Canada today announced that over 30,000 Canadian small and medium-sized businesses from across the country collectively exceeded over $900 million in sales on Amazon.ca stores in 2018, including a 30% increase in sales year-over-year during the November-December holiday period.
Canadian small and medium-sized businesses achieved over $2 billion in sales in Amazon’s stores to customers abroad in 2018, leveraging Amazon’s sales tools and logistics services such as Fulfillment by Amazon to reach hundreds of millions of active customers worldwide. In 2018, 45% of the Canadian small and medium-sized businesses who sell in Amazon’s stores also exported their products to the US, Europe and the rest of the world.
Canadian small and medium-sized businesses are thriving through partnerships with Amazon to grow and develop their businesses. In addition to providing tools that connect entrepreneurs with hundreds of millions of customers around the world, Amazon offers infrastructure, logistics and services designed to optimize the online sales experience. These include Fulfillment by Amazon, which manages all aspects of storage, shipping and customer care, along with tools that assist with brand analytics, advertising and more.
“Small and medium-sized businesses are the engine of the Canadian economy, and Amazon’s customer obsession empowers entrepreneurs to reach new markets, reduce overhead, and access sophisticated online selling tools,” said Alexandre Gagnon, Vice-President for Amazon Canada and Mexico. “Amazon had humble beginnings as a small business, and we know that that Canadian entrepreneurs also create economic opportunity and jobs on a much broader scale. Since Amazon opened our stores to selling partners in 2001, small and medium-sized businesses have been an integral part of Amazon’s DNA, both complementing and competing with our own retail offering. It’s a unique dynamic that is changing the way Canadians support local businesses.”