Search Marketing Daily reports that Amazon is "taking search market share from engines as the preferred place to begin researching for information about products and services," with Raymond James analysts suggesting that 52 percent of these searches took place on Amazon in December 2016, compared to 26 percent on more traditional search engines. This represents an enormous shift in just two years - in December 2014, 28 percent of these searches were on Amazon, and 55 percent of them were on traditional search engines.


tED Magazine reports that Amazon Business, the company's B2B offering, has grown to 400,000 customers, up from 300,000 six months ago. The magazine also says that the devision created more than $1 billion in sales during its first year, and is doing business with 45,000 suppliers on the B2B side.