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Amazon.ca Welcomes Customers to Shop the Amazon Launchpad Store

Canadian customers now have access to innovative,  cutting-edge products from up-and-coming startups

SEATTLE—December 1, 2016— Today, Amazon.ca announced the expansion of  Amazon Launchpad for Canadian customers. The store features hundreds of  innovative products that are now available for purchase by Canadian consumers.  "We are delighted to offer Canadian customers a variety of amazing products  from some of the most inventive startups funded by renowned venture capital  firms," said Mike Strauch, Amazon.ca Country Manager.

Amazon  Launchpad has worked with more than 100 leading venture capital firms, startup  accelerators, and crowd-funding platforms to bring innovative products to  Amazon. Canadian customers can now search for and purchase hundreds of products  backed by firms like Andreessen Horowitz, accelerators like Y Combinator, and crowdfunding  sites like Kickstarter. The Amazon Launchpad store features best-selling items  in a variety of product categories ranging from Cool Gadgets and Kitchen to  Beauty and Toys.

Featured Amazon Launchpad products include:

The Amazon Launchpad program is open to entrepreneurs everywhere, and  can easily make their products available to our customers around the world. The program offers a  streamlined onboarding experience, custom product pages, marketing support, and  access to Amazon's global fulfillment network, all geared toward helping  startups successfully launch their products and help tell their stories. With  Amazon Launchpad, startups can overcome many  of the challenges associated with launching new products by using Amazon's  retail expertise and infrastructure to create awareness and drive sales  globally. "The sheer scale that Amazon Launchpad offers a rapidly-growing  company like Nucleus is unparalleled," said  Morley Ivers, Canadian entrepreneur and President, Nucleus. "In working closely  with the Amazon Launchpad team, I've been consistently impressed with the level  of service and access this program makes available. This relationship has  already propelled my company to great things, and we're grateful to have the  opportunity to be part of the Amazon Launchpad program." By opening the  Launchpad store to Canadian customers on Amazon.ca, Amazon Launchpad is helping  entrepreneurs extend their global reach and grow their sales.

To shop the Amazon Launchpad store, visit www.amazon.ca/launchpad.
To learn more about the Amazon Launchpad program, visit www.amazon.com/gp/launchpad/signup.

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For more information, please contact:
Andrew Gouveia
NATIONAL Public Relations
agouveia@national.ca
416-848-1385

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