Amazon Business provides its users purchasing solutions for their registered business, no matter what size it is. Each business can allow its users to go in and purchase business supplies on Amazon on behalf of their employer. The main administrator can add authorized users, or remove them, whenever they want, and can manage payment methods, shipping addresses, approval work flows, reporting options, etc. all based on the needs of the business.
“We’ve heard from business customers that they love the convenience of shopping online, and want an experience at work that is similar to how they shop at home,” said Prentis Wilson, Vice President of Amazon Business. “Amazon Business delivers a new and expanded marketplace that brings the selection, convenience and value of Amazon to business customers, manufacturers and sellers with the additional selection, features and back-end integration businesses need to save time and money.”
How It Applies to Associations?
You have the opportunity to add your team to a single Amazon account, create approval workflows and fully understand on how your association has been spending its funds on Amazon. For associations, you can use technology to create easy accessible accounts for organizations/members so they can interact with the association, track their spending and see how the association benefits apply to them.
Fast, Convenient Shipping
Amazon Business makes what the association has easily accessible for downloading, free shipping and easy to track. Most association members want to be able to access their amenities quickly so an association should be able to promise that their clients will be able to get them fast and easy.
Business Price Savings
Amazon Business would allow your association access to the competitive marketplace where the the products have the best prices on the site. You will be able to view more than 5 million products that are at an exclusive price and quantity discounts. In regards to associations, Amazon Business creates a marketplace for association members and prospective members that make it easy for them to buy what they need to do their jobs better. One-stop shopping with competitive pricing so that it makes so many people gain cost savings if they use the association marketplace.
Have the capability to be able to decide what is best for your business in the Amazon business marketplace such as the payment method, whether it be purchasing an Amazon card or using a line of credit. You are also able to place a tax exemption on products across your whole association. Your organization will have multiple ways people can pay, integrate with other platforms, like PayPal or Venmo, so that members can use what they already have to pay for association products and services.