In its first year, Amazon Business has generated more than $1 billion in sales from more than 400,000 business customers, the company said during its earnings report released on Thursday.
Amazon Business wasn't exactly a started-from-scratch new unit, as VentureBeat reported at the time.
It launched at the end of April 2015 and replaced a service called AmazonSupply that had been around since 2012. AmazonSupply was a marketplace that focused more on industrial products and office supplies. It was Amazon's first attempt to get into the market occupied by warehouse retailers.