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Consolidate suppliers and improve the buying experience

The average college or university has around 1,000 separate vendors with whom they are spending less than 10%. Of those, 80% account for less than $1,000 each per year.1 Amazon Business facilitates purchasing from thousands of vendors and allows institutions to save on onboarding non-strategic vendors, and gain visibility and control over tail spend.


Amazon Business provides tools that can help organizations better meet their compliance policies, including a contract vehicle with the OMNIA Partners contract, tax-exempt purchases for eligible customers, and multiple offers when needing multiple quotes. Have a diversity or local spend goal? Amazon Business enables purchasing from thousands of certified sellers and helps procurement teams measure this spend to meet state or institutional goals.2

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NC State

NC State’s central procurement office is using Amazon Business to help realize their strategic plan “A Pathway to the Future,” which seeks to advance the university through goals that include focusing on student success, infrastructure, and organizational improvements.

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"By intentionally purchasing locally on Amazon Business, Johns Hopkins has created significant opportunities for small and local businesses here in the city."

— Crystal Burns, Small Business and Supplier Diversity Lead, Johns Hopkins University

“In nine months, we have successfully onboarded 1,175 departmental users on to the centralized Amazon Business account, all of them having access to the punchout catalog for ordering through Amazon within the university's e-procurement system. The adoption rate of campus buyers to Amazon Business is approximately 85%.”

— Mary Helmick, Director of Procurement, Virgina Tech

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1 Benchmarking Spend Analytics and Procurement Savings Opportunities in Higher Education, NAEP, 2013

2 Any diversity, industry, and other certifications made available to you are provided by third-party sellers on Amazon.com and have been independently verified by Amazon. You should still carefully review and validate any certifications and supporting information that you use to make your purchasing decisions. Amazon is not responsible for any certifications or supporting information provided by third-party sellers.