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Amazon Expands B2B Business to Canada

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Amazon Expands B2B Business to Canada

Amazon expanded its Amazon Business offering to Canada. The B2B service helps the company and its sellers reach business buyers.

“Companies with entities around the world can now manage their procurement needs and purchase supplies locally in any country where Amazon Business is available,” a spokesperson told EcommerceBytes.

“Sellers on Amazon Business also have an opportunity to grow their businesses by reaching new customers in Canada, from small companies to multi-national organizations,” she said.

Procurement through ecommerce makes up only a fraction of overall B2B sales, but is experiencing accelerating growth, Amazon recently said. Amazon Business launched in 2015 and has grown to serve “hundreds of thousands” globally, up from 30,000 in 2016.

With its expansion to Canada, Amazon Business now serves customers in nine countries (Canada, United States, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, and India).

Launched in Canada at the same time is Amazon Business Prime, an annual membership program that offers benefits including unlimited fast, free shipping on eligible orders for every member on the account.

Amazon.ca professional sellers can access features such as quantity discounts and helpful reports to better understand, manage, and grow their business. You can find the full announcement on the Amazon Business blog.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.