Amazon has revealed that it has more than 200 000 customers purchasing from its Amazon Business platform.
The e-tailer launched the B2B marketplace last April and said its business customers range from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. However, it didn’t say what sales revenue it generated through the platform.
The reference to Fortune 500 companies is bound to be music to the ears of Staples and Office Depot as they challenge the FTC over their proposed merger. The FTC is blocking the deal due to what it sees as a lack of competition in that large corporate space.
Amazon’s full-year 2015 sales surpassed the $100-billion mark, increasing 20% versus 2014 to $107-billion. It now has more than 300-million active customers worldwide, with an estimated 50-million Prime members.
By Andy Braithwaite for OPI.net