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Amazon unveils ‘Launchpad’ to help retail SMEs

Amazon has unveiled a new program to help start-ups across the globe launch, market and distribute their products.

The Amazon Launchpad store will stock more than 200 products from up-and-coming companies, giving these young companies access to the retail giant’s global customer base and fulfilment network.Amazon will also offer participating start-ups help with brand development.

Jim Adkins, vice president at Amazon: “As the pace of innovation continues to increase within the start-up community, we want to help customers discover these unique products and learn the inspiration behind them. We also know from talking to start-ups that bringing a new product to market successfully can be just as challenging as building it.”

He continued: “Amazon Launchpad gives customers access to a dedicated storefront featuring a variety of innovative new products from emerging brands.”