July/August 2017

Amazon Provides More Than $3B in Small Business Loans

Amazon has provided more than $3 billion in short-term loans to sellers who need working capital. ABF Journal illustrator Jerry Gonzalez salutes the Amazon Lending program and Amazon’s recent Whole Foods purchase.


Amazon Lending surpassed $3 billion in small business loans since the program launched in 2011. Amazon Lending offers short-term business loans for up to 12 months, to invited micro, small and medium businesses selling on Amazon.

With access to more than 300 million active customer accounts worldwide, Amazon provides small businesses the opportunity to reach customers quickly in their neighborhoods and around the globe.

Amazon also surprised investors with its purchase of Whole Foods Markets in a deal valued at $13.7 billion.