Business Lists

Simplify buying for your organization by creating business lists that are unique to your procurement needs. 

Get started with Business Lists

Business customers often have higher rates of repurchasing the same item than customers that are shopping for home. To help make the repurchase process easier, Amazon Business allows you to create different types of lists to help improve efficiency and drive towards smart business buying.


Reorder list

Reorder Lists are for items that you purchase frequently, but not so frequently that you may want to set up a recurring delivery for. When you purchase from a Reorder List, the item remains visible on the list so you can always find it again later on.


Shopping list

A Shopping List on the other hand, is for items that you plan on purchasing once. For example, a Shopping List shared with new employees where they can purchase their onboarding materials or work from home supplies. Once a purchase has been made from this list, the item will be filtered out of view. You can toggle the list to see previously purchased items should you need to see them again.


How to create a list 

You have numerous options to add items to your Lists, whether you are brand new to Amazon Business or have had your account for years. On the Create List page, you can choose from the following options to search for items to add to your list:

  • Your Order history
  • Keyword
  • An ASIN (Amazon Product Number)
  • ISBN (International Standard Book Number)
  • Amazon URL
  • Supplier and SKU
  • Manufacturer Part Number


Let's say you're creating a list of your organization's preferred Breakroom Supplies to share across teams.


Select "Keyword" and add the name of your team's favorite coffee brand, and click by "Search Item" From there, you can scroll until you see the item, and click "Add". The item will immediately populate in your list. Once you are happy with the items included in the list, you're ready to share. You can even add comments and priority levels to each item to help guide buyers to make decisions.


Sharing lists

Sharing lists with your organization helps promote preferred products and drive compliance within your procurement policies, and helps save time among your buyers. You can share lists with specific individuals, departments, or an entire company - you can even share lists publicly.  When you share a list, you can add settings so people or groups can purchase and edit the list, or restrict others from making changes while still allowing them to make purchases. Buyers can opt to purchase an entire list at a time, or can select specific items from a list that they may need.


Your Catalog for Business Prime customers

And if you are a Business Prime customer, you may have access to the Your Catalog feature. This feature allows account administrators to create a custom catalog for buyers to purchase commonly-bought items.


Manage lists on the go

Lists can be accessed anytime on Desktop or on the Amazon Business Mobile App, for easy purchasing on the go.


Looking for ideas? Browse our curated list of office supplies to help inspire you. 

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