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SBC Kicks Off Amazon "Prime Day"

WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Members of the Committee welcomed Amazon and several small businesses that sell on that platform to a roundtable discussion with Committee Members.

“I thank Amazon and the businesses for their insight into how e-commerce has given these small businesses a platform to not only sell their goods, but sell their products around the world. It wasn’t surprising to me that small businesses make up more than half of Amazon’s sales. This is reflective in our economy as well as small firms continue to be the engine behind job creation. From a party decorations business to a bottled water company, small sellers across the country are propelling our nation forward,” said Chairman Chabot.  

 “Amazon first invited small businesses to sell on Amazon nearly two decades ago, and today, small businesses are a vital part of Amazon’s continued growth and commitment to customers,” said Brian Huseman, Vice President of Public Policy at Amazon. “This is an important roundtable discussion on Prime Day, one of the biggest sales days of the year for the millions of small business owners who sell on Amazon, because many people do not realize that more than half of everything sold on Amazon comes from a small- and medium-sized business. These businesses come from all 50 states and around the globe, offering Amazon customers the opportunity to shop local and support a small business, even when they shop online.”