Launches Health, Beauty Store Monday put its strategic
alliance with to use by
launching its new health and beauty store with a direct gateway to the online

When shoppers go to the (AMZN)
home page, they can click the health and beauty tab and enter the (DSCM)
online storefront.

This arrangement offers consumers convenient access to’s more
than 20,000 health and beauty products, useful content and buying guides and
pharmacy. is the first partner to be featured as an
integrated part of’s navigational structure.

“We are always looking for ways to improve the shopping
experience. We want our customers to come to us to find anything and
everything that they might want to buy online,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and
chief executive officer of

“This new store provides our 17 million customers with a
convenient link to a wealth of health and beauty products, information, and
services from”

Last January, the giant retailer invested $30 million to raise its stake in
the online drugstore to 28 percent. In turn, the pharmacy paid
$105 million to become the first permanent “tab” on its Web site that will
let customers directly access’s products and services.
Previously, offered temporary links and gift certificates for

The launch comes at a time when business among e-tailers is somewhat slow
and many dot-com stocks have seen significant drops, which industry pundits
say is a sign of the e-commerce sector becoming too clogged with firms
trying to sell their wares on the Web.

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