Amazon for pros? And why not Amazon Business?

Many companies, large and small, now use the services of general online sales players to do their IT shopping. Why ? It’s simple and fast (in principle). A cable is missing? A broken mouse? A computer to change? Yes, wholesalers offer solutions. But the flexibility established by one of the A’s of the GAFAs as the standard for online sales for individuals seduced by those who struggle to be delivered on time.

And so here comes Amazon Business (well, it’s been around for two years but we just found it). The idea? Make buying in a company as simple as at home, without obligations or minimum purchases, for example, while maintaining the advantages promised to professionals, such as payment within 30 days. As the display of prices excluding tax also, which makes it easier to compare offers.

To date, the pro offer includes more than 250 million products that can be filtered in the form of a company catalog, with authorized users, group and rights management, and an expense validation function. Enough to allow the purchasing department or general services to limit heterogeneity and control costs. Note that it is possible to integrate this purchasing solution with more than twenty purchasing management solutions, including Coupa and SAP Ariba. An efficient way to record your company’s key information (order numbers, PO) in order to facilitate their approval and follow-up. And from the analyzers: the Amazon Business Analytics tool provides detailed reports on purchases.

Possibility to convert a personal account into a pro account

Depending on the products, the online store promises delivery within 1 working day, and free from 25 euros of purchases. Above all, owners of classic Amazon accounts can convert it into an Amazon Business account. Provided however that the associated email address is that of your company. Note that the benefits of delivery of personal Prime subscriptions will then be transferred to an Amazon Business user account.

Unlike classic Amazon accounts, each account creation is verified before validation. An operation that can take up to 3 days. Another constraint, to date, you can only indicate one billing address. And only payment by credit card is available. Forget wire transfers. It remains that the use of means of payment shared between all the applicants of a group is possible.

To create an Amazon Business account, it’s here.

And to convert an existing Amazon account to an Amazon Business account, it’s here.

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