Amazon introduced Amazon Business last year (if I’m not mistaken), but we just now started using it in the office. Why is it so cool?
I’m not going to get too technical, but basically if you have a Business account your staff can purchase on Amazon.com on behalf of their employer. In our case here at the office, that speeds up the purchasing process A LOT.
Since each staff member has their own cart, we can all add stuff to it and that will trigger a notification to our Operations Director (our Queen, Valerie) and she can approve the purchase right away, for instance.
There are also different roles and permission levels. Those with the “requisitioner” permission can manage business account users and features, such as payment methods and shipping addresses, approval workflows, and reporting options, depending upon business needs.
We also like that the Business account is linked with AmazonSmile (https://smile.amazon.com/ ) so a percentage of sales is donated to Jewish Vocational Services, a charitable donation and one of our most favorite clients.
I’m sure there’s much more to it. We’re just scratching the surface. I also read something about pricing negotiations where you can contact the supplier, discuss costs and whatnot. So keep tuned!
By Karina Weiler