Amazon launches Business Prime Shipping

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Amazon Business has announced the launch of Business Prime Shipping, a paid annual membership programme for registered multi-user business customers in the United States and Germany.

In the United States, Business Prime Shipping offers unlimited Free two-day shipping on eligible items for all users on an Amazon Business account. And if you want to try it out there is a 30 day trial. Find out more here.

“Business Prime Shipping combines the wide selection of products available to Amazon Business customers, with the speed and convenience that customers have come to know and love from Amazon Prime,” said Greg Greeley, Vice President of Amazon Prime. “We are excited to introduce a shipping program designed to meet the needs of businesses and will continue to innovate on behalf of customers to make business purchasing even easier.”

“Business Prime Shipping enables businesses with multiple users to further simplify their procurement procedures and increasingly rely on Amazon Business to deliver,” said Prentis Wilson, Vice President of Amazon Business. “Customers can now get unlimited fast delivery across their organization on a vast selection of products while maintaining increased visibility on their business purchases.”

Amazon Business customers can sign up for an annual Business Prime Shipping membership based on the number of users on their business account: $499 for up to 10 users, $1,299 for up to 100 users, and $10,099 for over 100 users. Once the customer selects the appropriate membership, all users on the account will receive an email notifying them that Business Prime Shipping has been enabled. Any new user added to an existing Amazon Business account with Business Prime Shipping will be automatically enrolled in this membership.

Currently the scheme is only available in the USA and Germany. But this is a clever way, once more, of tying customers into the Amazon service by making them the number one supplier for business supplies for those who sign up.

One Response

  1. Most of Amazon,s 1 million business customers will be very small with a few employees. What Amazon should have done is to create a business prime membership for up to 4 people for $99 a year. It is a good idea but costly at over $10,000 s year. There is free 2 day delivery for businesses on orders over $50, so not sure that many businesses will open a business prime account.

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