According to the Amazon 2020 Small Business Impact Report, there are more than two million independent partners in the U.S., including small and medium businesses such as sellers, developers, authors, delivery providers that work with Amazon. From May 2019 to May 2020, they sold over 3.4 billion products in the online store, which averages out to 6,500 products per minute, this represents an increase of 2.7 billion from the past year (60%).
Although Amazon SMB sellers are based on all 50 states, the ones with the most sellers per capita are Iowa (nearly 10,000), Delaware (nearly 3,000), California (nearly 100,000), Wyoming (nearly 1,000) and New Jersey (nearly 20,000).
According to the report, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is helping hundreds of thousands of SMB startups, customers, and partners launch and scale businesses that enrich their communities and the world. Since June 2019, Amazon has provided more than $1 Billion in AWS credits to help startups accelerate their growth and development.
Jeff Wilke, CEO of Amazon Worldwide Consumer, said “I’ve always admired our small business partners’ entrepreneurial spirit and drive to
innovate. Recently, I’ve been inspired by their ability to adapt and deliver urgently needed products to our most vulnerable customers. This SMB Impact Report demonstrates and celebrates the success of those entrepreneurs. While no one has a perfect playbook for how to respond to COVID-19, our commitment to supporting them has never been more steadfast. We at Amazon want to congratulate and thank the millions of SMBs whose work is represented here”.