Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this Website, and Venture Forge Industries Ltd, the owner and provider of this Website. Venture Forge Industries Ltd takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website.

Please read this privacy policy carefully.

Definitions and interpretation

  1. In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used:
    • Data – collectively all information that you submit to Venture Forge Industries Ltd via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws;
    • Cookies
      a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in the clause below (Cookies);
    • Data Protection Laws – any applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but not limited to the GDPR, and any national implementing and supplementary laws, regulations and secondary legislation;
    • GDPR – the UK General Data Protection Regulation;
    • Venture Forge Industries Ltd,  we  or us – Venture Forge Industries Ltd, a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 06097597 whose registered office is at Croft Myl, West Parade,   Halifax,  HX1 2EQ;
    • UK and EU Cookie Law – the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 & the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2018;
    • User or you – any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by Venture Forge Industries Ltd and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Venture Forge Industries Ltd and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services; and
    • Website – the website that you are currently using, https://ventureforge.co.uk, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.
  2. In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:
    • the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
    • references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy;
    • a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;
    • “including” is understood to mean “including without limitation”;
    • reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;
    • the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy policy.

Scope of this privacy policy

  1. This privacy policy applies only to the actions of Venture Forge Industries Ltd and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.
  2. For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, Venture Forge Industries Ltd is the “data controller”. This means that Venture Forge Industries Ltd determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your Data is processed.

Data collected

  1. We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:
    • name;
    • job title;
    • profession;
    • contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
    • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests;
    • IP address (automatically collected);
    • web browser type and version (automatically collected);
    • operating system (automatically collected); in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

How we collect Data

  1. We collect Data in the following ways:
    • data is given to us by you;
    • data is received from other sources; and
    • data is collected automatically.

Data that is given to us by you

  1. Venture Forge Industries Ltd will collect your Data in a number of ways, for example:
    • when you contact us through the Website, by telephone, post, e-mail or through any other means;
    • when you register with us and set up an account to receive our products/services;
    • when you elect to receive marketing communications from us;
    • when you use our services; in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

Data that is received from third parties

  1. Venture Forge Industries Ltd will receive Data about you from the following third parties:
    • Prospect Global Ltd (trading as Sopro).

Data that is collected automatically

  1. To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example:
    • we automatically collect some information about your visit to the Website. This information helps us to make improvements to Website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.
    • we will collect your Data automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie settings on your browser. For more information about cookies, and how we use them on the Website, see the section below, headed “Cookies”.

Our use of Data

  1. Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:
    • internal record keeping;
    • improvement of our products / services;
    • transmission by email of marketing materials that may be of interest to you;
    • contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, fax or mail. Such information may be used to customise or update the Website; in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.
  2. We may use your Data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our legitimate interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances (see the section headed “Your rights” below).
  3. For the delivery of direct marketing to you via e-mail, we’ll need your consent, whether via an opt-in or soft-opt-in:
    • soft opt-in consent is a specific type of consent which applies when you have previously engaged with us (for example, you contact us to ask us for more details about a particular product/service, and we are marketing similar products/services). Under “soft opt-in” consent, we will take your consent as given unless you opt-out.
    • for other types of e-marketing, we are required to obtain your explicit consent; that is, you need to take positive and affirmative action when consenting by, for example, checking a tick box that we’ll provide.
    • if you are not satisfied with our approach to marketing, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time. To find out how to withdraw your consent, see the section headed “Your rights” below.
  4. When you register with us and set up an account to receive our services, the legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.
  5. We may use your Data to show you Venture Forge Industries Ltd adverts and other content on other websites. If you do not want us to use your data to show you Venture Forge Industries Ltd adverts and other content on other websites, please turn off the relevant cookies (please refer to the section headed “Cookies” below).

Who we share Data with

  1. We may share your Data with the following groups of people for the following reasons:
    • any of our group companies or affiliates – to deliver our services to you;
    • our employees, agents and/or professional advisors – to deliver our services to you;
    • third party service providers who provide services to us which require the processing of personal data – to conduct marketing activity on our behalf; in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.
    • We periodically appoint digital marketing agents to conduct marketing activity on our behalf, such activity may result in the compliant processing of personal information. Our appointed data processors include:
      • Prospect Global Ltd (trading as Sopro) Reg. UK Co. 09648733. You can contact Sopro and view their privacy policy here: http://sopro.io. Sopro are registered with the ICO Reg: ZA346877 their Data Protection Officer can be emailed at: [email protected]

Keeping Data secure

  1. We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your Data, for example:
    • access to your account is controlled by a password and a user name that is unique to you.
    • we store your Data on secure servers.
  2. Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please let us know immediately by contacting us via this e-mail address: [email protected]
  3. If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.

Data retention

  1. Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold your Data on our systems for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until you request that the Data be deleted.
  2. Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.

Your rights

  1. You have the following rights in relation to your Data:
    • Right to access – the right to request (i) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is “manifestly unfounded or excessive.” Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why.
    • Right to correct – the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
    • Right to erase – the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from our systems.
    • Right to restrict our use of your Data – the right to “block” us from using your Data or limit the way in which we can use it.
    • Right to data portability – the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your Data.
    • Right to object – the right to object to our use of your Data including where we use it for our legitimate interests.
  2. To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your Data), please contact us via this e-mail address: [email protected]
  3. If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your Data is handled by us, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority. For the UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO’s contact details can be found on their website at https://ico.org.uk/.
  4. It is important that the Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Data changes during the period for which we hold it.

Links to other websites

  1. This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

Changes of business ownership and control

  1. Venture Forge Industries Ltd may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Venture Forge Industries Ltd. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this privacy policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.
  2. We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.
  3. In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.

Cookies

  1. This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer.     Venture Forge Industries Ltd uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website and to improve our range of services.  Venture Forge Industries Ltd has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.
  2. All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.
  3. This Website may place the following Cookies:
    • Strictly necessary cookies – These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
    • Analytical/performance cookies – They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
    • Functionality cookies – These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). By using the Website, you agree to our placement of functionality cookie.
    • Targeting cookies – These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
  4. You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please see the help menu in your internet browser. You can switch off  Cookies at any time, however, you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently.
  5. You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however, you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings.
  6. It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
  7. For more information generally on cookies, including how to disable them, please refer to aboutcookies.org. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer.

General

  1. You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.
  2. If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.
  3. Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.
  4. This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.

Changes to this privacy policy

  1. Venture Forge Industries Ltd reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.

You may contact Venture Forge Industries Ltd by email at [email protected] This privacy policy was created on 07 April 2022.


Amazon Case Studies

From established brands looking to accelerate their Amazon growth, through to brands which have never sold on Amazon before, we work with a broad range of clients across a variety of sectors with one thing in common - profitable, sustainable growth.

VeloSkin

Rapid Growth and Market Dominance

VeloSkin approached us as a new brand in the cycling category, looking to establish a sales channel that would become profitable quickly and get to scale within a short period of time. Through exceptional Amazon listings, we were able to generate good initial sales. Supported by the use of Amazon review programs and once we had created initial traction, we then drove rapid sales and organic growth through self-funding and profitable advertising campaigns.

VeloSkin became Amazon’s Choice product for this category within the first three months. Today, VeloSkin is the best-selling product in their category seeing 12x year-on-year growth, beating established brands that have been on Amazon for over five years.

Cheeky Chompers

Amazon UK and EU Sales Growth

An already established UK brand since finding fame on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den, Cheeky Chompers came to us looking for speedy strategic marketplace growth acceleration across the UK and Europe.

Recognising huge opportunity for growth on Amazon, Cheeky Chompers asked us to quickly optimize their entire product range on Amazon UK, before fully localising and rolling this out across all other European Amazon marketplaces in 4 months with sales now growing rapidly in every region.

Skinician

Growing In a Mature Market

Growing sales in a competitive, established and premium market like skincare can be challenging. Skinician wanted to see if it could grow its sales through marketplaces and get ahead of some of the big names in this sector with an established, but little known, brand in the UK.

Through a full optimisation project, including listings, imagery, EBC, Vine reviews and Amazon Advertising, Skinician now sees consistent and profitable daily sales on Amazon UK which continue to grow.

Nudie Snacks

Post-Covid Growth

We began working with Nudie mid-Covid, at a point when selling snacks via traditional sales channels became challenging and where Amazon growth became even more important to the brand.

Working in partnership with Nudie’s internal team, we set out its Amazon strategy – using our expertise where we added value and leaning on its internal resource to keep costs down. Through a full optimisation and advertising project, Nudie’s sales continue to grow quickly and profitably.

Prime Day 2020 saw record sales at 4.5x their previous best day.

He Shi Tan

Transitioning from Vendor to Seller

With an established Amazon Vendor relationship showing minimal growth and a large number of resellers damaging the brand’s reputation through poor listings and heavy discounting, He-Shi needed to take control of its opportunity and deepen its margins.

We worked with He-Shi to plan a move from Amazon Vendor to Amazon Seller, creating more compelling listings and cleaning up all unauthorised resellers at the same time.

Through vastly improved listings and a cleaner marketplace, He-Shi now sees the full benefit of its brand’s sales coming in at the best possible margin.

ERA Home Security

Growing a Challenger Brand

With a focus on trade and distribution sales, ERA was nervous of Amazon as a route to market but looking for a new channel for sales growth, without rocking the boat with their existing customers.

Through a ‘brand first’ approach, we put a clear focus on selling the quality and capability of ERA’s products whilst maintaining a ‘no discounting’ pricing policy.

Through exceptional listings, intelligent product bundling and an advertising strategy designed to take share from ERA’s competitors, we put a clear focus on protecting the brand via Amazon whilst growing sales.

A sales increase of 256% was delivered in the first four months of working with Venture Forge.


About Us

A Unique Proposition

Unlike most agencies, we've been there, done it and bought the t-shirts ourselves. Our entire team consists of entrepreneurs and retail experts who have cut their cloth working in brands and growing their own online businesses, rather than working in agencies. That gives us a different view of the world to most. One where we know your world as well as what it takes to grow quickly on Amazon.

Marketplace Experts


We are a team of e-commerce and marketplace experts, having been in e-commerce from the very beginning. Our full-service marketplace offering allows us to help brands go from zero to hero, with no need for internal expertise and with a partnership-based offering focussed solidly on growing your sales and profit.

Run By Retailers


Running a retail business is very different from running a digital agency, and that’s why we’ve built a team full of retailers and not agency folk. Sure, we’ve got a great agency culture, are a good bunch of people to work with (hell, we’ve even got a slide in the office) but first and foremost we’re traders and experts focussed on growing sales and profit for our clients.

A Performance Partner


Embedded in our brand values, the way we work and our commercial model is one common thing – partnership. We act with integrity, treat every business as if it were our own (which sometimes means digging our heels in and having tough conversations) and share in each other’s success from our unique, shared-risk, commercial model. We are a part of your team, not your agency.

Leadership Team

Our Clients

We're proud to have driven and contributed to the growth of these great brands


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VeloSkin

Rapid Growth and Market Dominance

VeloSkin approached us as a new brand in the cycling category, looking to establish a sales channel that would become profitable quickly and get to scale within a short period of time. Through exceptional Amazon listings, we were able to generate good initial sales. Supported by the use of Amazon review programs and once we had created initial traction, we then drove rapid sales and organic growth through self-funding and profitable advertising campaigns.

VeloSkin became Amazon’s Choice product for this category within the first three months. Today, VeloSkin is the best selling product in its category, beating established brands that have been on Amazon for over five years.

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Our Clients

We're proud to have driven and contributed to the growth of these great brands

Insight for Amazon Growth

All the latest on Amazon Seller, Amazon Vendor and Venture Forge


Amazon Seller and Vendor Blog

Preparing for Amazon Prime Day 2022

With less than three weeks to go, it’s crucial to make sure you’ve got everything in place so you can maximise your sales during the event - and maintain your…

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How to Maximise Your Amazon Prime Day 2022

Join Venture Forge and Amazon, ahead of Prime Day 2022 to learn how to maximise your sales in this year's Amazon Prime Day.

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Maximise Sales on Amazon without Cannibalising Sales Elsewhere

Watch back and enjoy our Maximise Don't Cannibalise event, where we look at how to grow Amazon succesfully alongside your other sales channels.

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Breaking The Amazon Sales Ceiling

Watch back and enjoy our Breaking The Amazon Sales Ceiling event, where we uncover the secrets of the Top 5 sellers on Amazon today.

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Venture Forge adds duo of clients to growing portfolio

The good news keeps rolling in here at Venture Forge HQ! Further to our recent news of being selected to join the Amazon Advertising Partner Network, we are…

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Venture Forge joins Amazon Advertising Partner Network

It is an exciting time here at Venture Forge HQ as we’ve recently achieved the prestigious Amazon Advertising Partner Network accreditation.

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The Opportunity for Household Name Brands on Amazon

In almost every conversation we have with household name brands about selling on Amazon, one consistent theme comes up...

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Amazon’s “Manage Your Experiments” what it is and how to use it

As the largest e-commerce market in the world, Amazon understands the value and importance of split testing.

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The importance of tracking market share and competitors on Amazon

Maintaining a competitive edge on Amazon is no easy task. Especially if you don’t keep regular tabs on your competitors and your market share.

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Understanding the changes in Amazon’s re-stock limits

April 2021, Amazon imposed FBA (Fulfilment by Amazon) restock limits to accommodate the increased number of sellers that started using FBA during the global…

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Expanding your brand globally through Amazon

If you are running an Amazon business, you will always be thinking about the next step for growth and one of the best ways to grow your business is to widen…

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Venture Forge Shortlisted in Three National Awards

For the second year in a row, Venture Forge has been shortlisted in three categories in two separate and highly regarded agency awards, and are the only Amazon…

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Get In Touch

Contact us

If you're ready for growth on Amazon and looking for help to drive the results you need, please get in touch and we'd be happy to have a chat.

Fearnley Mill
Old Lane
Halifax
HX3 5WP

Tel: +44 1422 728435
Email: [email protected]

New House
67-68 Hatton Garden
London
EC1N 8JY

Tel: +44 208 191 8403
Email: [email protected]


What We Do

A Full Service Amazon Growth Partner

Working as a strategic partner to your business, we offer a full and holistic service to grow your sales on Amazon, across the UK, Europe and globally.

With 25+ years of experience and understanding of how to trade an Amazon business, our blend of strategic thinking and operational excellence drives profitable and rapid sales growth for brands.

Account Creation

Starting any journey with the right foundations is important. For those new to Amazon, we take full ownership of creating your Amazon account and ensuring that everything is configured and optimised for the best possible start to your Amazon trading relationship.

Brand Registry

Designed to protect and help you scale your brand, Amazon Brand Registry is fundamental to your sales growth. Through Amazon's Brand Registry, you gain access to brand protection tools, additional advertising channels and Enhanced Brand Content to help drive sales quicker.

Competitor Research

Our competition audit evaluates your key competitors to understand where to play and how to win on Amazon. We get to know what your competitors are doing when it comes to Amazon Fulfilment, price, sales volume, customer reviews and more to create a winning strategy for you.

Keyword Research

Our unique process for keyword research identifies latent sales demand and opportunities for growth on Amazon, with high volume and relevancy. This forms the basis of our listings and advertising strategies to optimise your product listings, improving discoverability, conversion and sales.

Listing Creation & Optimisation

We create and optimise each of your listing's covering titles, bullet points, descriptions and all back-end keywords to ensure your products are not only able to rank well and competitively within Amazon, but also convert well and drive sales.

Image Creation & Optimisation

Perfect imagery and how you represent your brand are key factors within Amazon. We create images for your listings that are highly converting, mobile-friendly and that sell your product features and benefits without the need to read your product descriptions.

Product & Brand Launch Campaigns

For new brands or existing brands with products new to Amazon, getting initial cut-through and sales can be challenging. Our product launch and brand campaigns rapidly launch new products, creating initial sales, reviews and Amazon rankings.

Enhanced Brand Content (EBC/A+)

Enhanced Brand Content (EBC) drives greater customer engagement, traffic to your Amazon listings and conversion to sales. We provide a full EBC creation service to design and create this across all of the Amazon products we manage on your behalf.

Global Amazon Growth

Amazon is a truly global opportunity for brands. Venture Forge creates, manages and scales Amazon brands globally, including full listings translation, international fulfilment strategy and international market insights to help our brands maximise their sales potential wherever it may be.

Reviews Generation

Reviews are fundamental to Amazon sales, and particularly so with new products looking to generate their initial sales and rankings. Our team will work with you to define your reviews strategy and set you on a path to capturing increasing numbers of positive reviews for your range.

Amazon Store Fronts

Amazon Storefronts give your brand a unique portal within Amazon to engage your customers and cross-sell your range. We offer a full storefront design and management service to help drive brand engagement, up-selling and cross-selling within Amazon for your brand.

Amazon Marketing Services

Our unique technology and AI allow us to grow and optimise campaigns at scale, making hundreds of trading and optimisation decisions daily for each of our clients. Working with you, we will create a holistic strategy to grow your sales profitably via Amazon Advertising.

Account Management

Your dedicated Account Manager will treat your Amazon business like their own. Providing regular discussion, analytical reports, strategic advice and guidance, they are an extension of your team that ensures you get the very best out of your Amazon business from the very first day.

Reporting & Analysis

First and foremost we're a commercial partner to our clients, and it's no surprise that we're heavily focussed on your data, performance and results. Our internal systems generate P&L- level data daily for each and every one of our Amazon clients ensuring we are 100% focussed on the numbers that matter and with full transparency.

Our Clients

We're proud to have driven and contributed to the growth of these great brands on Amazon