The e-commerce giant has opened a section devoted to projects born on Kickstarter, so he can bring to the general public the creations of the most innovative startups.
Amazon Launchpad has recently announced the creation of Kickstarter Collection, a section which houses over 300 Kickstarter products available for purchase directly from Amazon.com. Also section Kickstarter Collection will be divided into several categories, from consumer electronics to household goods, from toys to movies and books.
Jim Adkins, vice president of Amazon, commented: ” At Amazon, we work hard to offer the widest possible selection of products so that customers can find anything they might want to buy online. Working with Kickstarter is a great way to hear directly from customers. What are the products that are more affected, since they have the power to bring these products in reality. We created Amazon Launchpad a year ago to be of service to creators, inventors and startups. Our goal is to bring them to reach hundreds of millions of Amazon customers one of the larger hotels and overcome challenges that lie before startup: successfully bring their products to market. ”
The Amazon Launchpad program has worked with over 100 companies venture capital, startup accelerators and platforms of crowd-funding to help more than 1,000 startups to launch their products on the markets of USA, UK, China, Germany and France.
” Kickstarter helps independent creative to find the resources, the courage and the community, they need to prune their projects to life. We are excited to work with Amazon Launchpad to create a new path for those projects that have to be discovered, tested and loved, ” said Yancey Strickler, CEO and co-founder of Kickstarter “.
Among the startups that have started their journey on Kickstarter and Amazon have been accommodated in Launchpad are Piper, a computer to construct aimed at children, Zivix, a portable guitar to be connected to the smartphone, Prynt, case for smartphone can print photos and MudWatt, a system for producing energy from muddy compounds.