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5 ways to grow your business and save

With a familiar shopping experience tailored to the needs of businesses with software solutions that make the process more efficient, you can spend less time stocking your business and more time serving your customers.

Businesses are constantly challenged to do more with less. And if you’re like most businesses, you and your employees are wearing multiple hats to keep things running smoothly. There are days when you wish you could spend less time on purchasing and more time serving customers. Fortunately, with Amazon Business you can. 

1. Shop suppliers with business-only selection and pricing

To keep your business moving forward you need the right supplies and you need to minimize costs. But shopping at multiple locations, comparing products, and negotiating prices takes a significant amount of time. Amazon Businesses simplifies buying by bringing together hundreds of thousands of sellers who offer products across multiple business-relevant categories in one location.

With Amazon Business, you get access to business-only selection and pricing that you wouldn’t get by shopping on your personal Amazon account. Quantity Discounts start at just two units on select products.

To get your business stocked up, a good place to start is with our Wholesale selection where you can search among supplies in case packs across common categories for businesses. These products are top-rated, business relevant supplies, and packaged in bulk Find what you need all in one place.

Breakroom: beverages, snacks, paper products, and first aid supplies
Office: paper, electronics, office, and mail supplies
IT supplies: cables, computer accessories, and storage drives
Janitorial and sanitation: cleaning tools and products, restroom, and supplies
Maintenance, repair, and operations: electric, heating, lighting, hand tools, and hardware

You can find millions of products for your unique type of business, whether you run a restaurant, auto shop, salon, daycare, medical or dental office, lab, nursery, pet store, or any other business.

Further, businesses can cut costs on shipping and delivery. All orders of $25 or more of eligible items qualify for free shipping, and when you sign up for Subscribe and Save on eligible items, you can save up to 10 percent. Based on product availability, Business Prime members get unlimited FREE two-day, one-day, or same-day shipping on over 100 million eligible items. Beyond shipping and delivery benefits, Business Prime members get exclusive access to solutions like Spend Visibility and Guided Buying, to help analyze spending patterns across the business that can help inform budgeting decisions and buying policies.


2. Automate your shopping, ordering, and delivery

As your business expands, your supply needs increase and become more complex. By having a process, you can automate across shopping, ordering, and delivery to better manage growth. While you’re shopping, our machine learning technology powers intelligent search to give you personalized recommendations to cut down the time it takes to find what you’re looking for.

When it’s time to order, tap into tools that let you set it and forget it. Similar to Subscribe and Save on Amazon, Recurring Delivery is available through Amazon Business on eligible items. Set up your order once for automatic delivery, eliminating stock-outs and reducing last minute trips to the store. Or, create Reorder Lists in your account so you can reorder multiple items with just a few clicks rather than spend time searching through your order history.


3. Keep your personal and business purchases separate

Many businesses we talk to are already using Amazon for personal shopping needs. Wanting the same benefits—like fast, free shipping—many businesses will use their personal Amazon account to buy for work. This can seem like a simple solution, especially if you are a sole proprietor, until it’s time to separate your expenses for tax purposes.

With a free Amazon Business account, you can easily separate personal and business purchases—creating a clear picture of business expenses. And when tax time comes, or when it’s time to reconcile your books, you’ll save time by having your work purchases all in one place.


4. Adjust to the needs of your business

Your business is unique, so you’ll be more efficient if the way you shop, your delivery schedule, and your payment methods are tailored to your needs. If your work frequently takes you away from your desk, ordering supplies through your mobile device will keep you working while you’re on the go. With the Amazon Business app you can shop and buy for your business—no matter where you’re at.

If your business has unique hours, you can set up shipping and delivery options that are convenient for you. You can also consolidate your orders into fewer deliveries to save even more time. customize further by setting your business hours and holiday schedule on your Amazon Business account and add delivery instructions to help drivers get your supplies to the right place.

“Not only is it easier to find and order items, but the convenience of having them shipped directly to the office can’t be overstated — most of the time without any shipping charges.”

— Sheila Davis, Senior Vice President of Area Operations, Always Best Care

If your business needs to maximize cash flow, or if you need a shared payment method across your teams, Amazon Business offers flexible payment options like Pay by Invoice with extended terms for Business Prime members (subject to approval). You can share your existing purchasing cards with any team member on your account. And, for tax-exempt purchases, eligible organizations can enroll in the Amazon Tax Exemption Program.

5. Evaluate your spending

Billion-dollar companies have whole departments dedicated to watching over spending and finding opportunities to save money. But small-and-medium businesses typically don’t have those same resources. Beyond supplier and payment solutions, Amazon Business offers tools and solutions to help your business grow. Amazon Business Analytics automatically pulls in spend data to populate pre-built or custom reports. Helping save business time and identify opportunities for future savings and budgeting.

“Amazon Business does a fantastic job of showing us where our big savings are and how to maximize them.”

— Chris Tiesman, Chief Financial Officer, CSAT Solutions

When it’s time to reconcile your accounts, you can save time by having Amazon Business send enhanced, line-item transaction data directly to your reconciliation system or purchasing card providers to help you quickly identify any discrepancies. When you spend less time and money buying supplies, your business can grow faster.

Create a free Amazon Business account to keep your business moving forward or learn more about what Amazon Business can do for your business.

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