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Expand Your Government Sales Opportunities with the 889 Certification

Learn how the 889 certification can increase your visibility and sell to U.S. government agencies

In the ever-evolving landscape of government procurement, it's crucial for sellers to stay informed about the latest requirements and certifications. One such certification that can potentially increase your sales prospects is the Section 889 certification. Government buyers are increasingly seeking sellers who possess this certification, as it ensures their purchases are free from telecommunications equipment produced by certain manufacturers. In this blog post, we will delve into the importance of the 889 certification and how you can leverage it to increase your visibility and sell to U.S. government agencies.


What is the 889 Certification?

The 889 certification is an attestation form that confirms your commitment to not selling or utilizing telecommunications equipment from specific manufacturers: Hytera Communications Corporation, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company, Huawei Technologies Company, ZTE Corporation and Dahua Technology Company, including their subsidiaries and affiliates. By obtaining this certification, you assure government buyers that your products meet their stringent requirements, making you an eligible supplier for their procurement needs.


Enhanced visibility with government buyers

Government buyers can implement guardrails, available with Amazon Business’ Business Prime Guided Buying feature, within their accounts, allowing them to view listings from sellers who possess the 889 certification. This shift emphasizes the significance of obtaining the certification to enhance your visibility and capture the attention of potential government customers. By being certified, you ensure that your products are prominently displayed to government buyers actively seeking sellers who hold the 889 certification.


Simplifying the certification process

Obtaining the 889 certification is a simple and straightforward process. Here's a quick breakdown of the steps:

  • Step 1: Complete the 889 Self-Certification Form found here.
  • Step 2: Upload the 889 Self-Certification Form to your Amazon Business Seller Profile (you must have an active account to access). 
    *Setting Business Prices and/or Quantity Discounts for all products will also increase visibility.

Additional Tip: Did you know that if you are a women-owned, minority-owned, veteran owned, or other small and diverse business you can get all of your eligible certifications (including 889) for free through — the official U.S. government portal for vendor registration?

Unlock government sales opportunities

By obtaining the 889 certification, you open doors to a vast array of government sales opportunities. Government procurement processes can be complex, but the 889 certification streamlines the selection process for buyers, ensuring that compliant sellers are readily identified and prioritized. As a certified seller, you position yourself as a trusted and reliable partner for government agencies, significantly increasing your chances of getting more sales from government customers.


Government contracting facts

  • The U.S. Government procures from less than 5% of U.S. businesses
  • About 95% of federal contracts are awarded to small- and medium-sized business vendors.
  • Services and products that governments purchase range from break room and janitorial projects, to complex space flight systems development. (Source: FindRFP)

Amazon Business government customer facts

  • Amazon business

    All US Federal CFO Act Agencies are Amazon Business customers.


  • Amazon business

    Over 100K+ federal users are registered within Amazon Business.

  • Amazon business

    In the US, Amazon Business serves over 90 of the 100 most populous local governments.

  • Amazon business

    In the US, all 50 states and D.C. are Amazon Business customers.

As the government procurement landscape continues to evolve, it's essential to stay ahead of the curve and meet the requirements set by government buyers. The 889 certification serves as a powerful tool to demonstrate your compliance with regulations and win the trust of government agencies. By following the simple steps outlined above, you can position yourself as a preferred seller, increase your product visibility on e-procurement sites, such as Amazon Business, and unlock exciting sales opportunities in the government sector. Don't miss out on this chance to expand your business and make a significant impact in government procurement!

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