The Lloyds Bank - National Business Awards UK 2017

13th November 2018



Amazon is delighted to sponsor the Amazon Digital Business of the Year Award.

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.
Amazon enables businesses of all sizes to succeed in the digital economy through various initiatives to support digital enterprise in the UK. 

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Simon Johnson, Director of Amazon Seller Services UK - 

“The digital economy is providing a big boost to the overall British economy, and we want to celebrate the progress that British businesses are making in going digital to provide an even better experience to customers while growing their companies and creating more jobs.  It’s great to see companies large and small, in every sector, and all across the country, making forward strides in e-commerce, and we want to help recognise their success.”

Amazon Marketplace

Tens of thousands of British businesses sell on Amazon, ranging from entrepreneurs working from their garage to larger businesses, many turning over millions in revenue.

You can read more about entrepreneurs going digital through Amazon, such as Al Shariat selling coconut-based products, Billy Griffett taking his father’s plumbing business to the next level or Helen Rolfe quitting her seven-to-seven job and designing colourful covers for electronic devices.

Increasingly Amazon is helping these sellers reach customers across Europe and around the world – in 2015 UK sellers exported almost £1.4bn on Amazon.

By offering a suite of tools that makes it easier for companies to sell their products abroad, including managing currency exchange, translation, marketing, and global delivery and distribution, Amazon is helping businesses of all sizes succeed in the digital economy. 

Fulfillment by Amazon

Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) helps sellers grow their business in the UK and internationally when you sell on Amazon and through other sales channels. FBA gives you access to Amazon’s world-class logistics resources, fast, free delivery options for your products, and trusted and acclaimed customer service in the local language.


Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) supports digital enterprise by providing starts ups through to large multinationals with a suite of reliable, flexible and inexpensive cloud computing services. AWS enables companies to build scalable, high performance websites with a broad set of services geared for modern web applications.

Pinterest, one of the world’s largest visual bookmarking tools, with more than 100 million monthly active users, uses AWS to run its website, ingest and store data, and develop and deploy new site features. By using AWS, the company can maintain developer velocity and site scalability, manage multiple petabytes of data each day, and perform daily refreshes of its massive search index.

Amazon Payments

Amazon Payments helps online retailers increase conversion rates, reduce checkout time, acquire new customers and build loyalty. Millions of Amazon customers can pay for products on third party websites using their Amazon account information. By partnering with Amazon Payments, retailers can add new customers, increase sales and turn casual browsers into buyers. It’s fast, easy and trusted — benefitting from the Amazon brand to help grow their business.

The Amazon Digital Business of the Year

See the criteria for this category, its judges and those shortlisted for it after the announcement at the end of July.



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