Create buying policies and approval flows that encourage buyers to adhere to your organization's purchasing ethos.
Create a free account and drive compliance by visiting Buying Policies and Approvals under Business Settings.
Create flexible policies: identify preferred products or sellers, solicit approvals for orders over specific spend limits and from restricted sellers or categories, and block purchases from certain categories. Communicate the rationale for these policies thus empowering buyers to get what they need while adhering to organizational mandates.
Identify your organization's preferred products or sellers, restrict or block product categories, to guide buyer behavior. Access this Guided Buying feature by signing up for Business Prime. Identifying preferred sellers and restricting categories is available with Business Prime small, medium, and enterprise plans while blocking categories is available with the enterprise plan.
Identify the right approver for each policy, and assign multiple approvers, each with the ability to grant permission for a faster turnaround. Enable batch approvals so that buyers get what they need, when they need it.
Add customized messaging to explain the rationale of buying policies to buyers. Enable approvers to clarify why they reject or ask for adjustments to order requests.
By guiding buyers to purchase recommended products, you can reduce the inconsistency associated with individual buyer preferences.
Enroll in Amazon's tax exemption program to make tax-exempt purchases of eligible products. Define policies that encourage buyers to purchase from sellers whose products are tax-exempt.
"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
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