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What is Amazon Business?

With Amazon Business, organizations of any size can simplify buying and drive toward their next stage of growth.

Whether shopping for home or work, people value Amazon for its convenience, selection, and value. But businesses and organizations — from sole proprietorships to large enterprises, governments, schools, and healthcare organizations — have different needs than individual buyers. That’s why we created Amazon Business. Signing up is easy and creating an account is free.

With business-relevant selection, innovative tools and features, and the convenience and value of Amazon, organizations of any size can simplify buying to drive toward their next stage of growth.


Buy on Amazon Business

Amazon Business helps leaders modernize and automate procurement with powerful management controls and analytic tools—all within the familiar experience of Amazon.

Millions of business customers from nine countries around the world purchase on Amazon Business.

  • 6+ M

    active customers worldwide

  • 96

    of the Fortune 100 companies


  • 90

    of the 100 most populous local governments in the U.S.

The familiar experience of Amazon


The user-friendly shopping experience of Amazon makes Amazon Business an easy choice for organizations and their buyers. New users can onboard quickly and intuitively compare products and prices from multiple sellers. With personalization, powered by machine learning, this makes purchasing on Amazon Business unmatched. Amazon Business customers also benefit from Amazon’s industry-leading fulfillment and delivery, with options for free, one, or two-day shipping through Business Prime.

Just as you can when shopping for home, you can buy for work on the Amazon Business mobile app. Save time and increase purchasing agility by placing orders for business critical supplies on the go. Plus, you can access your business settings and use the app to scan your packages and seamlessly complete a 3-Way Match no matter where you are.

"Amazon Business is user friendly, familiar, and puts all the controls in your hands. You have all the sourcing power of Amazon with the familiarity of home everyone can get behind.”

— David Garcia, Director, Financial Inventory at Christmas Tree Shops

Solutions for Smarter Business Buying

While similarities between Amazon and Amazon Business are plentiful, there are several benefits unique to Amazon Business that make it a superior procurement solution for business purchases. Below is a list of key features included with an Amazon Business account that modernize and streamline the purchasing process.


Professional grade selection

Finding and vetting reliable, local, or certified diverse suppliers can be difficult and time consuming. Amazon Business does the work for you, consolidating hundreds of thousands of suppliers while offering time-saving, on-demand tools for recurring deliveries and repetitive high-volume purchases. Amazon Business also allows organizations to:

  • Use Product Basket Analysis to compare product, price, and selection between your current vendors and Amazon Business, so you know when you're getting the best deal.
  • Empower more-responsible purchasing with Guided Buying (a Business Prime feature), making it easy for buyers to filter and select small, local, or certified diverse and products with sustainability certifications.
  • Make buying on-the-go compliant and convenient, with curated lists of essential business items that you can customize for your organization's needs, or create and share your own lists using Business Lists and the Amazon Business App. Or, Save time with Reorder Lists that let you quickly reorder the items you buy most.


Savings for business of all sizes

Get competitive pricing on hundreds of millions of built-for-business products, from office supplies to professional-grade equipment specific to your industry. Cut costs with business-only prices, deals, and bulk discounts, plus get up to an additional 10% off with Recurring Delivery on eligible items. Amazon Business customers can set delivery preferences to get eligible orders when and where it is most convenient.

  • Save more with Quantity Discounts starting at two units, with pricing discounts up to five quantity tiers and opportunities to request request special prices on even larger orders. Use Request for Quote for discounted pricing on high-volume single-SKU purchases (>$10K or >999 units), saving time on negotiations with sellers.
  • Set a Recurring Delivery through Subscribe & Save for frequently purchased products, while earning an immediate 5% discount on eligible items and up to 15% when you have 5 or more subscriptions arriving on the same day, to the same address
  • Leverage Budget Management to speed up pre-purchase approvals using control checkpoints and spending limits to help reduce manual processes


Simplify purchasing from start to finish

Multi-user business accounts offer flexible ways to manage business purchasing within your organization, helping save time and improve purchasing processes. With Amazon Business, you can create and configure purchasing groups, add administrators, set permissions, and enable approval workflows. Then, easily turn data into actionable insights with tools to efficiently plan and manage bulk purchasing.

  • Buyers can get what they want, when they need it, using Approval Workflows to identify the right approver, assign multiple approvers, or enable batch approvals.
  • Dig deeper to gain visibility into spending across your organization, monitor buying activity, and automate reporting with Amazon Business Analytics and Spend Visibility, a Business Prime benefit.
  • Easily integrate with over 100 eProcurement solutions for a streamlined user experience that simplifies and secures your purchasing processes, including Single-Sign On (SSO) access and secure expense reporting using Punch-In and Punchout.
  • Choose from multiple payment methods and share them across your organization. Buy now and pay later with Pay by Invoice or with the Amazon Business American Express Card. Organizations with tax-exempt status can sign up for the Amazon Tax Exemption Program and make tax exempt purchases on eligible orders.


Unlock more benefits with Business Prime

Once you create and Amazon Business account, you can become a Business Prime member and receive unlimited, fast, FREE shipping on eligible orders for your entire organization. Plus, gain exclusive access to business features, like Spend Visibility, to access pre-built and create custom visual dashboards powered by AWS cloud computing technology to help analyze spend patterns. Use Guided Buying to direct your team to the products and sellers that comply with your organizational purchasing goals; and get extended terms for Pay by Invoice (for approved customers).

Enhance your purchasing process with Amazon Business to simplify operations and drive towards your next stage of growth.

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