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Sarah Bak, of Sarah Bak Pottery, photographed Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Seattle, WA. Artisans like Sarah Bak on Amazon Handmade can leverage Amazon’s fastest delivery method yet to get products to Prime members all the way until 11:59 p.m. on Christmas Eve, helping small business owners extend their holiday selling season. (JORDAN STEAD / Amazon)

From local French producer to international ambassador for gastronomy

In 2017, when he bought the famous Ducs de Gascogne brand, Cyril had the ambition of injecting new life into the company based in the region of Gers in southwest France. And it was on the internet that he decided to focus his strategy. The Ducs de Gascogne gourmet brand, traditional yet modern, took a new turn in 2017, joining the boutique des producteurs (Amazon’s online sales platform for French local producers), much to the delight of artisan and regional produce enthusiasts.

Amazon Fashion Connects

2020 has been a challenging year for the fashion industry, and those within it affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and Amazon Fashion is committed to helping in any way it can. Kicking off in line with the start of Fashion Week in September, Amazon Fashion is launching a new initiative; Amazon Fashion Connects.


Amazon launches “Despega” in collaboration with IE University, ICEX, CEPYME and AECOC to help 50,000 Spanish SMEs digitize

By training and coaching businesses, SMEs will overcome existing barriers to sell online in Spain and abroad. The program includes online learning resources, a series of virtual academies and an intensive week-long bootcamp to help businesses get online as well as access to business advice from strategy and funding, to marketing and internationalization. Currently there are already more than 9,000 Spanish SMEs selling on Amazon stores all over the world

Natural products for the hair and skin, made by four hands

Twins María and Alejandra Gómez Iribarnegaray found a business project in La cosmética de María (María’s Cosmetics) that will see them united on an almost parallel life trajectory.

Two thirds of sales on Independent Selling Partners with record share in the Corona crisis

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Germany had to adapt to an unprecedented situation with incredible speed during the Corona crisis - and were very successful with and on

“Writing a book about lockdown helped me cope with the crisis.”

As the Covid-19 pandemic hit, bestselling KDP author Suzy K. Quinn turned to writing to deal with her own feelings of anxiety and helplessness. She channelled those feelings into her new novel, and found it helped her cope with the new normal.

Amazon is working with sheep farmers to save their peak season

The closure of restaurants and borders due to COVID-19 caused a major crisis in the sheep meat industry, which saw two of its main sales channels shut down: restaurants and exports. Thanks to collaboration between Amazon and INTEROVIC (the interbranch organisation for the sheep and goat meat sector in Spain), Amazon Prime customers in Madrid and Barcelona can now enjoy traditional cuts of lamb and goat, such as chops, shanks, shoulders, skewered diced meat, leg steaks and skirt steaks.

Success in uncertain times

How a self-made entrepreneur from Germany is reacting to the coronavirus crisis

Federico - when running changes your life

Obese, hypochondriac and in the middle of an existential crisis, Federico Mancin began running to try to get better. Today he is fit and he wants to smile again; he has also decided to share his experiences by turning it into a book. His story, published with Kindle Direct Publishing, Amazon’s self-publishing service, has become a bestseller.
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