U.S. delivery and logistics partners employ more than 95,000 drivers
“At Amazon, supporting small and medium-sized businesses is a fundamental part of our work and an extension of our customer-centric culture. Our success depends on their success,” said Jeff Wilke, CEO, Amazon Worldwide Consumer. “COVID-19 has changed the way we live and work and has created daunting challenges for small businesses around the world. Yet smaller companies have continued to grow with Amazon, despite the crisis. Third-party sellers have seen record sales in our stores and continue to outpace our first-party sales.”
Amazon provides small business owners, startups, and entrepreneurs with tools and opportunities to succeed – for example by selling their products online or running delivery and logistics companies
The 2020 Amazon SMB Impact Report findings include:
American SMBs selling in Amazon’s stores are growing. In the 12 months ending on May 31, 2020:
- American SMB sellers sold more than 3.4 billion products, up from 2.7 billion year-over-year, and averaged 6,500 products sold per minute.
Amazon delivery and logistics businesses are creating jobs
- There are now more than 1,000 Amazon Delivery Service Partner businesses in the U.S., employing more than 82,000 drivers.
- U.S. line haul service providers that move Amazon packages between fulfillment centers and to and from air hubs employ more than 13,000 drivers, up from 3,700 in 2018.