Amazon.com launched a new online marketplace called Amazon Business, which is intended to connect business customers with sellers and manufacturers. Amazon Business offers new features and unique benefits designed for businesses.
The e-commerce giant said Amazon Business provides businesses owners with an easy access to hundreds of millions of products ranging from IT and laboratory equipment to education and food service supplies.
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In an interview with Reuters, Amazon Business Vice President Prentis Wilson said, “Now, business customers have access to products that are only available to businesses, as well as business exclusive pricing on a number of products.”
Amazon Business features
Amazon Business offers customers with a free two-day shipping on orders of $49 or more on tens of millions of eligible items. Customers will also access to faster shipping options.
In addition, Amazon Business customers can create a single or multi-user business accounts. They can also define a group of users to share easily payment methods and shipping addresses.
Customers will also enjoy a unique search, browse and shopping experience tailored specifically to business purchasing. They can view multiple offers on a single product page to compare prices easily.
Amazon Business also offers business-only pricing on select items and quantity discounts from select manufacturers and sellers. Customers will also benefit from business-only selection, which includes hard-to-find items like traffic signs, industrial deep fryers, antibodies, 55-gallon steel drums, dent pullers and many more.
Furthermore, Amazon Business allows customers to create approval workflows for better spending controls, and to integrate leading third-party procurement solutions.
Moreover, customers will also benefit from Amazon’s tax exemption program and corporate credit line. Amazon Business also offers a customer service dedicated to registered business customers.
A great opportunity for manufacturers and sellers
Wilson said Amazon Business offers an experience to business customers that they will love. He emphasized that the new marketplace provides a great opportunity for manufacturers and sellers to connect with business customers.
“We’re consistently listening to feedback from customers so we can innovate, deliver more value and set a new standard for B2B e-commerce with Amazon Business. It’s only the beginning for this new marketplace – we will continue to build out features in areas like product support, payments, shipping and pricing,” said Wilson.
Last, Amazon.com announced a new enterprise email service, Amazon WorkMail to improve business interactions.