Amazon Business Launches in the UK

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Amazon has announced the launch of Amazon Business, a new service to meet the procurement needs of businesses of every size.

Sellers on now have the opportunity to grow their sales by reaching business customers – from small businesses to large multi-national organisations, as well as institutional buyers like universities, hospitals and non-profits.

As an Amazon Business seller you get access to all existing Amazon customers and the additional opportunity to grow your sales by reaching new business customers of all types and sizes – from small businesses to large global corporations, as well as institutional buyers like universities, hospitals, government agencies and non-profits.

Amazon Business launched in the US in April 2015, serving more than 400,000 businesses and generating more than $1bn in sales in its first year, with sellers accounting for over half of the orders. Amazon Business launched in Germany in December 2016, with more than 50,000 business customers now using Amazon Business and over 10,000 business sellers having accessed the Amazon Business Seller feature set to sell their products to business customers.

Since the US launch, Amazon Business has shipped to business customers in more than 60 countries through the US and German websites.

Mike Mitchell, Founder of MMP Living said,

“We’ve been using Amazon Business in the US – which has been a great growth opportunity for us as we’ve historically been a consumer focused business – and with the success of Amazon Business we started sourcing products to satisfy growing demand from businesses,”

“We’ve developed our offering of catering equipment for bars and restaurants, and educational products for schools, all of which we supply through Amazon. We recently launched in Germany on Amazon Business and are now very excited to start selling in the UK.”

Amazon Business provides sellers with a set of features to help drive sales to businesses, including:

  • VAT-exclusive pricing and VAT invoicing: Sellers can now display VAT-exclusive prices to business customers and provide VAT invoices for all customers by enrolling in the free VAT Calculation Service.
  • Exclusive business offers: Sellers can choose to make products available for sale to business customers only.
  • Business pricing and quantity discounts: Sellers can offer exclusive pricing to business customers and set quantity discounts when businesses purchase larger quantities.
  • Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA): With FBA, sellers can store their products in Amazon’s fulfilment centres for Amazon to pick, pack, ship and provide customer service for products as sales are made. Products using FBA are included in Amazon Prime, making them eligible for Unlimited One-Day Delivery for Prime customers. With Amazon Business, products using FBA are also eligible for Free One-Day Delivery to all business customers on qualified orders of £30 or more.

Sellers that would like to add products to Amazon’s growing Amazon Business selection can visit here.


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