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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. Creating an account is free and signing-up is easy. 

 

With business-relevant selection, innovative tools and features like Business Prime, plus the convenience and value of Amazon, organizations of any size can simplify buying and drive toward their next stage of growth. Amazon Business helps leaders reshape the purchasing process to move their organizations forward. 

 

Buy on Amazon Business

 

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

 

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

  • 55

    of the Fortune 100 companies

  • 50+

    of the 100 largest U.S. hospital systems

     

  • 40%

    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. New users can onboard quickly and can easily compare products and prices from multiple sellers. Personalization, powered by machine learning, makes purchasing faster.

 

Just as you can when shopping for home, you can buy for work on the Amazon Shopping mobile app using your Amazon Business account. Save time and increase purchasing agility by placing orders for business critical supplies on the go. Organizations also benefit from Amazon’s industry-leading fulfillment and delivery, with options for free, one, or two-day shipping on eligible orders.

“Amazon Business creates a balance between empowerment and speed, while making sure we’ve got compliance with internal spending policies, too.”

— Nathaniel Polky, Director of Information Systems, Sugar Mountain

Essential features for modern procurement

 

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 professionals. Below is a list of key features that digitize and streamline the purchasing process.

 

Business selection. Find hundreds of millions of business-relevant products, from office supplies to professional-grade equipment specific to your industry. To maintain existing supplier relationships, you can invite negotiated vendors to onboard to Amazon Business.

 

Discounts. Cut costs with business-only prices, deals, and bulk discounts, plus up to an additional 10 percent off with Recurring Delivery on eligible items. With Quantity Discounts, you can see price discounts in up to five quantity tiers and can request special prices on even larger orders. 

 

Account management. Multi-user business accounts offer flexible ways to manage purchasing. Create purchasing groups, add administrators, set permissions, and enable approval workflows. Simplify access by integrating your Amazon Business accounts with eligible purchasing systems. Reduce security risk by providing one-click access to Amazon Business with Single Sign-On (SSO).

 

Shipping & delivery. In addition to fast, FREE shipping on millions of eligible items, Amazon Business customers can set delivery preferences to get eligible orders when and where it is most convenient.

 

Reorder Lists. Save time with Reorder Lists that let you quickly reorder the items you buy most. Add, organize, sort, and prioritize products that you frequently purchase on lists you can share with team members. 

 

Payment options. Choose from multiple payment methods and share them across groups. 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. 

 

Analytics. Gain visibility into spending, monitor activity, and automate reporting with Amazon Business Analytics. Make expense reconciliation easy with Level three transaction detail on business purchases. 

 

Business Prime A separate membership from Amazon Prime, Business Prime offers unlimited, FREE shipping on eligible orders and more business purchasing benefits, like Spend Visibility, which lets you create custom visual dashboards powered by AWS cloud computing technology. 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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