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Small businesses thriving

We're highlighting a few of the millions of small and medium-sized businesses selling on Amazon.
on May 03, 2018
From lightbulbs to custom stationary and notecards, small and medium-sized businesses help Amazon achieve our mission of being earth's most customer-centric company and to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to buy online.

Here are just a few small businesses from across the U.S. who are playing a pivotal role in increasing the selection on Amazon for customers.
  1. Atlanta Light Bulbs

    Launched by in 1981 by Gary Root and now run by his sons, this lighting business has one retail store in Tucker and a website that it launched in the early days of online shopping. But the company recently adjusted to changing buying habits by selling on Amazon Business. Since launching on Amazon Business two months ago, sales to consumers and businesses have already outpaced all of their other channels and they’re planning an international expansion to other Amazon sites around the world. Impressive to see a 37-year-old small business staying innovative and thriving on Amazon.
  2. ArtLery

    ArtLery is run by artisan and Marietta mom Joy Crossley who makes customized plaques and keyholders in her home and sells them to customers around the world on Amazon Handmade. Crossley is a mom who started the business from her kitchen table, but got so busy from the demand for her products that she built a home studio and hired her dad. She’s planning more hires since her sales have tripled in the last three years.
  3. Curio Press

    Alexis Austin started Curio Press in 2013 when a chronic illness and crippling pain forced her to take time off of grad school. To keep herself busy and make money to pay medical bills, Alexis turned her focus to creating customized stationary and paper goods and selling them online. Within six hours of listing her first product she made her first sale, and upon graduating from grad school, she decided to run the business full-time. Alexis joined Amazon Handmade when it launched in 2015 and it has been a game-changer for her small business.

    “With Amazon’s help, we’ve continued to double our business to the point now where I just hired a full-time employee about six months ago, and we hired a part-time employee about four weeks ago.” - Alexis Austin, owner, Curio Press.
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