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Amazon Boasts 25% Increase in UK Marketplace Sellers

  • Seattle-based giant says UK merchant growth outpaced peers
  • Amazon faces antitrust probes over its market position
A stack of goods is moved by a robot at the Amazon.com Inc. fulfilment center in Swindon.
A stack of goods is moved by a robot at the Amazon.com Inc. fulfilment center in Swindon.Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The number of small and medium-sized British businesses selling over Amazon.com Inc.’s marketplace soared by more than 25% in 2021, faster than in Germany, France or Italy.

Some 85,000 smaller UK enterprises now sell on Amazon, responsible for more than 950 million product sales -- or 1,750 per minute, the Seattle-based tech giant said in a statement Monday. More than 700 of those merchants have sales of more than £1 million ($1.1 million).