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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.

 

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

 

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

  • 55 of the Fortune 100 companies
  • More than half of the 100 largest U.S. hospital systems
  • Over 40 percent of the 100 most populous local governments in the U.S.

 

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

 

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 agility by placing orders 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.

 

Added 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. Learn more
  • 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. Learn more
  • 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). Learn more
  • 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. Learn more
  • 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. Learn more
  • Payment options: Choose from multiple payment methods and share them across groups. Buy now and pay later with Pay by Invoice or a corporate credit line (for approved customers). Organizations with tax-exempt status can sign up for the Amazon Tax Exemption Program and make tax exempt purchases on eligible orders. Learn more
  • 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. Learn more
  • 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). Learn more

 

Find solutions that fit your organization and read customer success stories to understand how organizations are using Amazon Business to make buying simpler and digitally transform procurement.

 

 

Sell on Amazon Business

 

Reach millions of business customers

 

Amazon Business supports manufacturers and distributors across most product categories. Hundreds of thousands of business sellers offer products in categories such as healthcare, lab and science, industrial, MRO, IT, hospitality and food service, office, breakroom, and more.

 

As an Amazon Business Seller, you have access to tools and features that can help you effectively sell products on Amazon Business, better distinguish your company from other businesses, and increase your discoverability among business buyers. These features include enhanced seller profiles, ownership and quality certifications, and Business Prime shipping.

 

Some key features offered in the Amazon Business Seller program include:

  • Business pricing: The ability to offer prices only available to customers on Amazon Business.
  • Quantity Discounts: Access pricing features that make it easier for customers to buy from you in quantities starting at tiers of just two items, and to request special pricing on even larger purchases.
  • Certifications: Claim quality, diversity, and ownership certifications to help your company stand out to business customers who are looking to learn more about their suppliers.
  • Tax exemption: Extend tax exemption on qualified purchases to customers that participate in the Amazon Tax Exemption Program, such as nonprofit organizations.
  • Enhanced seller profile: Showcase your logo, tell buyers more about your company, and display your quality and diversity certifications.

 

Start selling today to reach more than one million businesses across a variety of industries purchasing the products they need on Amazon Business.

 

Amazon Business is currently available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, and India.

 

 

Create a free account to discover more savings and see how you can streamline your operations with our products and solutions.

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