A small business owner prepares an ecommerce order for shipment.Ecommerce is a smart growth strategy for small businesses affected by the pandemic. Many companies have already taken the plunge, creating online storefronts for businesses that have had to temporarily close or reduce operations.

If you have a store already or have been thinking about creating one, Amazon has a webinar for you. Schedule for Sept. 1 to 3, Amazon Accelerate is a series of free online sessions that explore some of the biggest topics in ecommerce: online payment systems, effective product listings and pricing, protecting and extending your brand and, of course, how to sell products on Amazon. The company knows something about selling online, selling more than 3.6 billion small business and cottage industry items.

“Amazon is deeply invested in empowering small businesses, and this is an important time for us to come together and learn from each other as we navigate new economic realities,” said Jeff Wilke, CEO worldwide consumer at Amazon. “It’s our good fortune at Amazon to partner with a large, vibrant community of sellers. Accelerate will help small businesses find new ways to grow and expand while also creating new connections.”

Even if you’re going it alone, Amazon Accelerate has plenty for you too. The sessions can help you figure out how to export your products overseas, outsource fulfillment, improve the quality of your store images and optimize your product mix. You can even learn how to navigate entry into emerging markets, which can be a real mystery for small businesses.

Amazon Accelerate is free to all small business owners and will feature 60 sessions conducted by company executives, online store owners and independent ecommerce experts who will provide helpful tips, hints and tricks to take your online sales to the next level.

To learn more and to register, visit Amazon Accelerate.