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AmazonSupply Opens the Retailer to a Whole New World of Products

by Sean P. Aune | April 23, 2012April 23, 2012 10:00 pm PDT

AmazonSupplyAmazon has expanded its product lines once again, but into areas that it is highly doubtful anyone could have predicted.

How many times have you thought to yourself while shopping on Amazon, “Man, I wish I could order a Ample Scientific MH-120-110V Bench-Top Centrifuge while also ordering Kinect Star Wars!”  Well, now you can.  Amazon has opened a new site today called AmazonSupply that carries one of the most eclectic product mixes out there.  From office supplies to hydraulics, this site is looking to cater to businesses of all sizes and fields.  While the site resides at a different address than the main Amazon site, things such as your Amazon Prime subscription carry over, so now you can get that centrifuge in time flat.

Over all the site doesn’t feel anywhere as polished as the main Amazon does, but it looks to get the job done from our brief tour of it this morning.  What was greatly intriguing, however, was the fact it encourages phone orders by publishing the phone number and hours of operation at the top of the page.  We’re not quite sure why Amazon feels this side of thing needs a phone aspect to it so much, but it’s still interesting to see none the less.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have my eye on some beakers.

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Introducing AmazonSupply

A new website offering product solutions for business and industrial customers
Customers can choose from more than 500,000 items, including bench-top centrifuges commonly found in laboratories, radiation detectors designed for environmental testing, and carbide end mills used to machine titanium
SEATTLE, Apr 23, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) –(NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon.com, Inc. today announced AmazonSupply (www.amazonsupply.com), a new website dedicated to offering a broad selection of parts and supplies to business, industrial, scientific and commercial customers at competitive prices. Customers can shop for items by product, material and brand across 14 categories, including:

  • Lab & Scientific
  • Test, Measure & Inspect
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Janitorial & Sanitation
  • Office
  • Fleet & Vehicle Maintenance
  • Power & Hand Tools
  • Cutting Tools
  • Abrasives & Finishing
  • Material Handling
  • Materials
  • Hydraulics Pneumatics & Plumbing
  • Fasteners
  • Power Transmission

“We’re excited to offer a wide range of items, from basic supplies like drill bits and automatic hand dryers, to hard to find parts like laboratory centrifuges and miniature polyimide tubing, enabling business and industrial customers to streamline their buying processes,” said Prentis Wilson, vice president of AmazonSupply. “Low prices combined with fast, free shipping and a vast selection, make shopping on AmazonSupply a great experience for customers.”

AmazonSupply currently offers more than 500,000 items from leading brands and eligible orders $50 or more receive free two-day shipping. In addition, AmazonSupply provides free 365 day returns, corporate lines of credit and a dedicated customer service center. The site’s easy navigation, detailed product descriptions and studio-quality photography help customers find the items they need.

AmazonSupply is owned and operated by Amazon.com. Customers shop securely with their Amazon.com accounts and benefit from Amazon’s world-class service and security.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. The new latest generation Kindle is the lightest, most compact Kindle ever and features the same 6-inch, most advanced electronic ink display that reads like real paper even in bright sunlight. Kindle Touch is a new addition to the Kindle family with an easy-to-use touch screen that makes it easier than ever to turn pages, search, shop, and take notes – still with all the benefits of the most advanced electronic ink display. Kindle Touch 3G is the top of the line e-reader and offers the same new design and features of Kindle Touch, with the unparalleled added convenience of free 3G. Kindle Fire is the Kindle for movies, TV shows, music, books, magazines, apps, games and web browsing with all the content, free storage in the Amazon Cloud, Whispersync, Amazon Silk (Amazon’s new revolutionary cloud-accelerated web browser), vibrant color touch screen, and powerful dual-core processor.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, www.amazon.cn, www.amazon.it, and www.amazon.es. As used herein, “Amazon.com,” “we,” “our” and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management’s expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com’s financial results is included in Amazon.com’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.
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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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