Online stores like Amazon Business are a matchmaking opportunity for strategic sourcing goals and diversity-credentialed businesses.

Simplify buying 

for government  

 

Modernize legacy processes and leverage built-in tools for increased cost savings, visibility, and agility.

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    Increase visibility

    Get the transparency you need, while providing the familiar experience your buyers want. Set guidelines aligned to public policy and manage non-contract purchases, often already happening on Amazon.
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    Meet sourcing goals

    Source from thousands of sellers, and direct organizational spend to credentialed businesses by searching certifications. Participating members can leverage the OMNIA Partners contract to purchase on Amazon Business from 10 competitively awarded categories, in addition to over 90 other partnerships.
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    Competitive comparison shopping

    Amazon Business allows you to comparison shop in government-related categories such as maintenance & repair, office supplies, school supplies, and more. Compare to find the lowest price, and purchase under designated spend thresholds set by the administrator.

Resources to help government continue to serve

We are supporting government organizations on the front lines with priority access to critical supplies and resources to help solve procurement challenges.

Amazon Business government customers represent

  • 90

    of the 100 most populous local governments

  • 45

    states that buy on Amazon Business at least once a month

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"We're thrilled to collaborate with Amazon Business to create a solution that will help our local and small business community find work opportunities with our city government. Now, more than ever, we need to be engaging and supporting our independent vendors and mom-and-pop businesses."

— Mayor Francis Suarez, City of Miami

Built for the unique needs of government organizations

As governments of all sizes seek new ways to streamline buying processes and operations, we’re continuously expanding our selection and adding new features to help you at any stage of digital transformation.
  • Savings and selection

    Lower the total cost of purchasing by reducing time spent searching catalogs and by qualifying for quantity discounts on eligible items.

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  • Streamlined access

    With Single Sign-On, give buyers secure, one-click access with centralized controls. Use existing corporate credentials to purchase from Amazon Business.

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  • Approval workflows and integrations

    Allow for delegation and empower buyers across agencies with unique product needs by connecting users to one account. Link your purchasing system with Amazon Business punchout and open access to business buying with controls.

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  • Advanced analytics

    Use advanced analytics tools to increase visibility into non-contract spending across agencies from multiple categories.

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  • Amazon Tax-Exempt Program

    Make tax-exempt purchases and manage tax exemption permissions across your organization.

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  • Seller certifications

    Meet supplier diversity goals by sourcing products from certified sellers and local businesses. Track and report diversity spend across your organization.

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“We really like that Amazon Business has the ability to filter search results by different criteria, so we could find opportunities with local, certified minority and women-owned businesses.”

— Erin Sher Smyth, City Purchasing Agent, Baltimore City Department of Finance

Get the best of Amazon Business with Business Prime

Access features like advanced analytics and dashboards, and custom purchasing policy guardrails for every user on an Amazon Business account.

 

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  • Free shipping

     

    Unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping on over 100 million items. Get Same-Day or One-Day Shipping on eligible orders.

  • Guided Buying and Spend Visibility

    Create purchasing policy rules, analyze spending patterns, and monitor compliance to inform your budgeting decisions.
  • Flexible payment options

    Get extended payment terms up to 60 days with Pay By Invoice with eligible membership plans upon approval.

Examine the potential ROI of Amazon Business with Business Prime

  • + $130K

    estimated savings over three years for organizations spending +$1.2M with 110 purchasers*

  • 555%

    potential ROI over three years*

  • 3

    average months for total implementation and deployment time*

* Based on a Forrester-developed composite organization built from data gathered from customer interviews to reflect the value that Amazon Business could have on an enterprise organization that uses Business Prime and spends $1.2M yearly on Amazon Business with 110 purchasers.

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Cracking the government procurement code

Many governments are simplifying the procurement process by shifting purchasing to B2B e-commerce stores. Learn how this shift is opening the door for more small businesses to sell to governments.

 

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Modernizing procurement practices in state government

Learn how to spend less time on repetitive tasks so you can focus on strategic projects.

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OMNIA Partners and Amazon Business

Participating members can leverage an OMNIA Partners contract to purchase on Amazon Business across multiple categories.

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PEPPM and Amazon Business

Participating PEPPM members can drive efficiencies and improve compliance with this Amazon Business cooperative contract. PEPPM, a non-profit public purchasing cooperative, awarded Amazon Business a competitively-solicited contract that opens Amazon Business up to all registered PEPPM members.

 

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