Amazon Storefronts is a new retail hub exclusively for US small businesses

| September 17, 2018

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Amazon is doing something which should be positive for mom and pop stores in the US. It has launched a whole new section called Amazon Storefronts that will feature products only from small and medium enterprises. Amazon said that Amazon Storefronts will be featuring around 1 million plus products from more than 20,000 SMEs. along with curated collections, deals, videos, and stories highlighting individual companies. Each week, there will be a featured “Storefront of the Week” for a specific company selling on Amazon, along with a series of “Meet the Business Owner” profiles.

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