Amazon Sellers Struggle to Find Financing Outside of Amazon

Over the years Amazon has received lots of scrutiny from the public; however one area that is often overlooked is the third party sellers on the platform and in particular, how they get access to financing; small businesses who sell on Amazon often have no other option but Amazon for funding since sellers don’t have access to goods once they are in the warehouse; other unique aspects of the way Amazon stores products makes it even more difficult to attribute inventory to a seller; for these reasons third party sellers aren’t able to access asset-based financing; Amazon Lending has been in operation since 2011 to serve the need of their small businesses; however little is public about the program; this article delves into some of the alternative lending options that exist today and a negative view into Amazon Lending ‘trapping’ third-party sellers into financing. Prospect

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    With efforts in many different areas of the team, she helps manage, organize and execute digital and event content. She works with webinars, podcasts, social media along with managing the hundreds of speakers that attend our conferences. Emily was a part of the Zimmerman Advertising Program at the University of South Florida. She graduated in 2019 receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Advertising.