Amazon's Business Marketplace Hits $1 Billion Milestone

  • Keeping offices, factories stocked with supplies is big market
  • Business sales are growing 20 percent each month, Amazon says

Amazon.com Inc. sold $1 billion in goods on its new business-to-business marketplace begun last year, and customer purchases are growing about 20 percent each month, suggesting the company that changed the way people shop for household goods is starting to change the way offices stock up on paperclips.

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