It started out selling books, but online retailer Amazon will soon be offering customers chocolate, seafood and dried fruits.


The Seattle-based retailer will offer customers a gourmet food store via its website later this summer. The Seattle Chocolate Co. expects to sell 14 products through Amazon, while a number of other companies have also agreed to take part.


They include Anacortes-based seafood company Seabear, which plans to sell smoked and frozen salmon, and Prosser-based Chukar Cherry Co., which produces specialty jams, chocolate-covered cherries and dried fruit products, reports AP.


Amazon will take a commission for each order, which will be fulfilled by the individual retailer.


Amazon already sells CDs, computer software, electronics, toys and household goods as well as books.