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Monday, October 22, 2007

Amazon.com Launches ''All Business Center''

Amazon.com today unveiled a new category store, the Amazon All Business Center, aimed at helping entrepreneurs find solutions to fit the needs of their small and medium businesses. The store serves as a one-stop shopping destination to help business owners start, manage and grow their business. In addition to providing customers with quick, easy access to small and medium business products in categories including software, computers, printers, books and office products, business owners will also have the opportunity to explore other services available to them such as Amazon Web Services, Fulfillment by Amazon and Amazon Corporate Accounts.

"Becoming an entrepreneur can be a risky, yet exhilarating experience," said Greg Hart, vice president of software at Amazon.com. "Our goal with the Amazon All Business Center is to help eliminate some of the guess work when it comes to the information small business owners need to know and the products they need to have in order to succeed. The store is a tool that allows us to reach out to this unique group of customers, and provide them with the best prices, selection and convenience to help make their dreams of owning their own businesses a reality. We will continue to expand and evolve the store to meet our customers' needs."

While research indicates that small and medium businesses are experiencing a higher success rate in the early years, entrepreneurs still struggle with many day-to-day challenges such as poor inventory management, unexpected growth and low sales. The Amazon All Business Center provides customers with a single, comprehensive resource aimed at helping small and medium business owners address these types of issues and increase the odds of success.

Key features of the Amazon All Business Center include:
  • Customers forums, where business owners can ask questions and receive guidance from each other
  • Essential software solutions focused on helping small and medium businesses get started
  • Industry-specific software such as financial services, creative and design, professional services and retail to help entrepreneurs manage their businesses
  • How-to software to help businesses expand
  • Everything needed to outfit an office from furniture, laptops, monitors and printers to notepads and pens
  • Access to Amazon Web Services, Fulfillment by Amazon and Amazon Corporate Accounts
Customers will have access to additional resources and content to help start, manage and grow their businesses as the store continues to expand. The Amazon All Business Center is sponsored by Microsoft and Intuit.

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