LONDON, April 4 Amazon.com Inc on
Tuesday launched its business marketplace in Britain, selling
products like office supplies, power tools, cleaning materials
and lab equipment targeting an online sector worth $120.44
billion a year.
Amazon started its business marketplace in the United States
in April 2015, achieving $1 billion of sales in its first year,
before launching in Germany four months ago.
It said Amazon Business would serve enterprises ranging in
size from sole traders to multinationals, as well as
universities, hospitals and charities.
The business-to-business online market in Britain was worth
96.5 billion pounds in 2015, according to Office for National
($1 = 0.8012 pounds)
(Reporting by Paul Sandle. Editing by Jane Merriman)