How To Set Up Purchasing to Grow Your Small Business

Small businesses are constantly challenged to do more with less. And if you’re like most small businesses, you and your employees must be wearing multiple hats. There are days when you wish you could spend less time on purchasing and more time serving customers. Fortunately, Amazon Business is helping small businesses like yours get what they need faster, so you can effectively manage purchasing every step of the way.

What is Amazon Business and Business Prime?

Amazon Business simplifies buying for work. With a free Amazon Business account, you can shop from hundreds of thousands of sellers who offer business-specific products with business-only pricing. Plus, you get access to a suite of software solutions designed to help small businesses improve operations while saving time and money.

Beyond the capabilities you get with an Amazon Business account, you can keep your organization moving forward with a Business Prime membership. With exclusive member-only benefits, Business Prime can help you adjust to changing customer needs, establish and improve your online presence, and gain financial flexibility. The benefits also extend beyond those associated with your Amazon Business account, so you can maintain your current operations and prepare for future growth.

Setting the Foundation for Growth—Reduce Time-Intensive Tasks and Optimize Cash Flow

Are you working on the business or in the business? For most small business owners, the answer is often both. You juggle executing strategic initiatives and bringing in new business, and amid this, you are likely spending time on other tasks, like restocking and replenishing items, answering calls, filing paperwork, and dealing with vendors. At Amazon Business, we’re helping customers create a foundation on which to scale their businesses in order to mitigate risk and support long-term growth. With business-specific features, vast product selection, and the familiar shopping experience on Amazon, you and your employees get more time back to focus on higher-value activities.

Streamline buying and save time restocking business essentials. Don’t spend time on the same task twice. Automate your purchasing process and reduce the time spent searching for and purchasing items that you buy frequently by creating business shopping lists and reordering from those lists. For example, create a shopping list for office supplies such as paper, pens, notebooks, and printer ink to quickly reorder and restock the office when needed. Or, if you’re growing and onboarding new employees, create a shopping list for new hires with everything they will need, like a PC, desktop monitor, and headset so they can be ready on day one. Creating a business list makes it easy to purchase products for your business by the brands you prefer.

Spend less time getting the things you need and more time on what matters. It’s not uncommon for small business owners to make weekly trips to the store to stock up on business essentials, but the product selection may be slim and the product they’re looking for out of stock. With Amazon Business, buyers can save up to 10 hours a week when they shift purchasing from brick-and-mortar stores to Amazon Business. Even more, you can customize delivery preferences on eligible orders by updating the addresses where you want items shipped and providing the days and times at which you can receive them.

Business-only pricing and discounts. We work with vendors to provide competitive pricing on everything you need for your business. Consolidating the purchase of supplies through a single store such as Amazon Business helps small businesses like yours save money.

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