- UK businesses poised to sell £1.4bn of goods through Amazon Marketplace in 2015
- Amazon predicts British sellers will shift more than 100 million units this year
- They will use 11 of Amazon’s international websites and use Fulfilment by Amazon for the first time this Christmas
Amazon predicts UK businesses selling goods on its Marketplace platform will hit the £1.4bn sales mark this year as a bumper Christmas looms.
British third-party sellers who use the etailer’s site will have sold more than 100 million units between them in 2015 as they broaden their product ranges, which have increased more than 40% compared to last Christmas.
Sales during the festive season will be boosted by participating in Amazon Christmas deal events for the first time and using Fulfilment by Amazon, meaning their goods will be included as part of Amazon’s Prime and Free Super Saver delivery options.
UK businesses trading on Amazon Marketplace will also see revenues boosted by selling across more of the etail Goliath’s international websites. Amazon said British sellers will use 11 of its websites in seven languages and more than 100 fulfilment centres to reach 294 million customers across the globe.
Amazon director of UK seller services Simon Johnson said: “We are thrilled to see our Marketplace sellers experiencing such rapid growth, creating jobs and playing an integral part in delighting customers.
“We anticipate the biggest Christmas ever for our third-party businesses as a result of using services such as Fulfilment by Amazon and Global Selling.”
Business secretary Sajid Javid added: “We should be very proud of the British companies manufacturing and selling British products all over the world – they all Play an important part in driving our economy forward.
“Companies like Amazon, who are providing the tools to make all of this possible, play a valuable role in propelling the country towards our exports goals and helping both large and small British businesses thrive.”