Amazon.com took its latest step in becoming all things to all people buying products on the Web, and just in time for the busiest shopping season of the year.
The company last week announced three new features to its Web site designed to lure shoppers for anything to Amazon.com first.
In unveiling its zShops, All Products Search, and Amazon.com Payments programs, the e-commerce giant is hoping to attract countless numbers of business partners to sell products through the Amazon.com Web site. zShops will enable any business to get started selling products on Amazon.com for a $US9.95 per month subscription fee. Amazon will also take a 2 to 5 per cent fee for each transaction conducted over zShops.
In addition, with Amazon.com Payments, companies will be able to take advantage of the company's trademark one-click buying process, with Amazon.com handling all of the credit card processing.
Amazon will then credit the seller's account and leave order fulfilment to the vendor.