Thanks to the benefits it provides for businesses of all sizes in the UK, the new service will make purchasing on way simpler, and far more convenient.

Members can now access Prime delivery benefits, such as unlimited fast delivery (through One-Day, Same-Day and Nominated-Day delivery) and tools to analyse purchasing trends and set procurement policies. The new membership enables customers to visualise spend data and identify money-saving opportunities – and to set policies to improve compliance with their purchasing policies and maximize their budget.

Dave Brittain, Head of Amazon Business in the UK, said, “With Business Prime, customers can take full advantage of the brilliant purchasing experience, pricing and selection on Amazon Business. We’ve listened to feedback from our customers and introduced these exciting new benefits which merge the business-relevant aspects of Prime membership, with extra features. This makes purchasing a lot easier for organisations of all sizes. We also want to enable businesses to drive even more transparency into their procurement process - and to lower their total cost of purchasing - and Business Prime does just that.”.

As it stands, Amazon Business already serves a wide variety of businesses across various sectors, and it covers over 50% of FTSE 100 companies and 80% of the largest universities - in the UK alone. With Business Prime launching, customers can now select a plan that’s suited to their business needs.

The benefits are:

Guided Buying

Enables Amazon Business account administrators to identify preferred suppliers and products, and to restrict specific product categories if required. What it does, is offer buyers greater insight into company policies or recommendations while shopping. It also helps businesses reduce rogue spend, consolidate suppliers and improve compliance with their purchasing policy.

Spend Visibility

Provides advanced visualisations of company spend in ready-to-present graphics (powered by AWS QuickSight). The main advantage is that it reduces the time it takes to download, analyse data and discover spending trends.

Upgraded Delivery Options

Offers every business user access to unlimited One-Day Delivery for no additional fee - and no minimum order is required. Members also qualify for Same-Day delivery in selected areas and Nominated-Day delivery to the UK, plus unlimited Two-Day delivery to the Republic of Ireland.

Access to Exclusive Discounts and Prime Day deals

Provides Business Prime members with exclusive access to offers from our partners, such as 60% off Xero accounting software for 12 months. And customers can also access tens-of-thousands of amazing deals on 15th and 16th July as part of Prime Day 2019.

Based on the number of users on their business account, Amazon Business customers can sign up for an annual Business Prime membership - and select a package that best suits their business.

The membership options are:

  • Basic: £80/year ex VAT for up to 3 users
  • Small: £250/year ex VAT for up to 10 users
  • Medium: £600/year ex VAT for up to 100 users
  • Unlimited: £4,500/year ex VAT for unlimited users

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