Kornit expands partnership with Amazon

Kornit Digital has signed an expanded agreement with Amazon that will triple its sales to the online retailer.

Over the next five years, Amazon has committed to buying $250 million in existing Kornit products (digital printers, inks and services) and $150 million in future products. The deal totals $400 million.

Until now, Amazon has used Kornit products only for its Merch by Amazon service, which enables independent designers to sell products like personalised T shirts, with Amazon handling production, shipping and collection. The company now wants to expand its digital-printed offerings to housewares and sports equipment, and will use new Kornit’s Presto printer, that can be used to print upholstery and bedspreads.

Amazon launched its first Merch by Amazon facility in 2015, followed by a second one in 2017. In July 2019, the online retailer received approval for an inkjet printing facility in Utah.

And in August, Amazon announced it will be adding a new Merch by Amazon on-demand printing and fulfilment facility outside of Pheonix, as part of a huge expansion that will see it build 11 other new sites in the area.

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