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Amazon expands its reach with B2B shops across Europe

September 30, 2015 04:39 PM
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Amazon Business is getting down to business across Europe as it expands its global reach.

Amazon.co.uk, the United Kingdom-based unit of Amazon.com Inc., last week launched the Business, Industrial & Scientific Supplies Store, bringing to eight the number of B2B e-commerce sites Amazon operates.

“We’re delighted to offer business owners a great selection of supplies and products,” says Raoul Heinze, director of the Business, Industrial and Scientific Supplies Store for Amazon EU, Amazon’s unit for markets in the European Union. “With fast and reliable delivery, essential equipment can be restocked at the click of a button, allowing customers to focus on running their businesses.”

The business-industrial-scientific products section of Amazon.co.uk complements similar sections on four other European sites: Amazon.de in Germany; Amazon.it, Italy; Amazon.es, Spain; and Amazon.fr. in France. In addition, Amazon also operates business-industrial-scientific sections of Amazon.com, Amazon.in in India and Amazon.jp in Japan. The business-industrial-scientific section on these sites, which make products available to all site visitors, are separate from Amazon Business, at Amazon.com/business, where buyers sign into an account before purchasing from suppliers that offer products available only to businesses.

Brands available in Amazon’s new Europe-based business-industrial-scientific sections, covering household consumer products, health care instruments, industrial supplies and scientific laboratory items, include 3M Industrial, Kimberly Clark  Professional, DuPont, Horiba, 3D Systems, Adam Equipment, 3M Littmann, XYZ  Printing, 3B Scientific, Wheaton and Heathrow Scientific.

“We have high  expectations for the EU launch of the Business, Industrial & Scientific  Supplies Store, having seen years of success in the U.S.,”  says Oskar Kaszubski, global director, commercial innovation, Kimberly-Clark Professional, a provider of cleansing products for businesses.

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