We look if businesses should consider opening up a separate Amazon Business Account solely for their business.
Most people nowadays have used the Amazon platform at least once, but did you know that there is an Amazon Business account?
Whether you are running your own independent business or are part of a large firm, it is undoubtedly an easy platform to use.
But what exactly is an Amazon Business account, and should you sign up for one?
Let’s take a look:
If you are familiar with the way Amazon operates, then you’re already halfway there. Setting up an Amazon Business account is easy; you just need a business email address and an approved payment method.
Amazon Business account can save you money
One of the main benefits of using Amazon Business is that it is free, but it can also save you money. Many of the products offered on the site come with business-only special offers, and discounts are available for businesses that buy in bulk during certain items.
You even have the ability to perform a price check, so that you can see how much money could be saved when purchasing through the account. In some cases, you may even be able to make tax-exempt purchases.
Its easy to use
If you work in the Purchasing Department of your company or perhaps you are the purchaser, chances are that you will be familiar with multiple purchasing platforms.
However, for those of us that work from home and need to purchase items and aren’t familiar with the way the online suppliers work, Amazon is a great ‘happy medium’.
It is a platform that most people are already familiar with, meaning that you don’t have to spend hours trying to navigate your way around the site.
Multiple log-ins and account flexibility
You don’t have to be the only employee with access to the business account. If you want more than one person to have the option to buy, you are able to add other users so that they too can shop – which can save you and your company time, therefore improving workflow overall.
Additionally, if you’re the owner of the account, you can still keep tabs on the items bought by your team, and control costs by setting a spending limit.
Simple to Handle
Amazon make it easy to manage your account, with the ability to make shopping lists, monitor expenses, put limits on categories for purchase and manage visibility, in order to keep an eye on transactions.
Furthermore, the Amazon Business account provides greater transparency and itemised invoices, a feature yet to be provided on personal accounts.
If you already have a personal Amazon account, we would recommend setting up a business account separately – it is free, after all.
Are there any downsides to using an Amazon Business account?
Perhaps one negative might be that you can’t access Prime benefits, such as one-day shipping, unless you pay to upgrade your membership. But other than that – not really!
Its main advantages are that it’s free and easy to use, and with all of its flexibility, it offers a really personalised purchasing experience for both small and large businesses.
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