Businesses of every size can now register for a free Amazon Business account to help them save time and money

Features VAT exclusive price display and VAT invoicing, multi-user accounts and the opportunity to reflect internal approval workflows and include free shipping on qualified orders.

New marketplace brings Amazon’s selection, convenience and value to buyers of all types – businesses, universities, governments and non-profit social organizations

With the launch of Amazon Business, also Italian sellers can now grow their sales to businesses on Amazon.it and increase their export sales across Europe

Luxembourg – June 27, 2018 – Amazon today announced the launch of Amazon Business (www.amazon.it/business), a new marketplace on Amazon.it created to meet the procurement needs of businesses. Businesses of all sizes can now benefit from new business-tailored features, such as free shipping options, VAT-exclusive price display, VAT invoicing for millions of products, multi-user business accounts and the opportunity to reflect internal approval workflows. All of this is in addition to the attractive pricing, biggest selection, and convenience customers love about Amazon.

Amazon Business provides easy access to more than 250 million products for businesses, including laptops, printers, storage solutions, office supplies, furniture and cleaning equipment. For maintenance, repair and operations, Amazon Business offers one million power tools, industrial and safety items. Automotive businesses can access millions of parts and accessories, including car maintenance items, replacement parts and tires. Restaurants can find a broad selection of relevant products, including kitchen and cooking items like tableware, barware and janitorial supplies. Schools and labs can choose from thousands of scientific and lab supplies, such as microscopes, scientific gauges and scales. From small traders to large companies, Amazon Business has the products, features and solutions to help drive procurement efficiencies and cost savings.

"We started with Amazon Business in Germany to improve our procurement processes and to support our company wide digital agenda” " states Hannes Mueller, Accounting at SCHWEITZER PROJECT AG. “And we are excited to start with Amazon Business in Italy where we are headquartered too, to further streamline purchases and save time and money by using the tailored feature set such as VAT invoicing and simplified procurement tools”.

With this launch, Amazon Business is now available in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Japan, India, Italy and Spain and ships to business customers in over 60 countries worldwide. Companies with operations in these countries can now purchase business supplies, whilst accessing a range of business-tailored features designed to save customers time and money, as well as increase overall productivity.

“Many customers already shop on Amazon.it for their business needs. With this launch, Amazon.it is now a much more convenient experience for them. We have listened to customers and added the features that make shopping for work easy and convenient. New business-tailored features, such as multi-user business accounts with integrated approval workflows, enable businesses to simplify and improve their purchasing processes,” said Todd Heimes, Director of Amazon Business EU. “Amazon Business brings the combination of wide selection, free shipping and attractive prices that customers have come to know and love from Amazon.”

Amazon Business offers features tailored specifically to the needs of business customers, including:

· Free Shipping: Receive items fast and free on qualified orders of 29€ or more.

· VAT-Exclusive Pricing and VAT Invoicing: Eligible for millions of products, see net prices and benefit from VAT invoicing.

· Buying Policies: Catalogue curation enables account administrators to configure the Amazon Business catalogue according to their procurement policies. Administrators can ddefine approval criteria, set restricted categories and set preferred products.

· Shared Business Accounts: Create multi-user business accounts, invite additional users to join the account, and set-up user groups to easily share payment methods and shipping addresses.

· Simplified Procurement: Add Purchase Order (PO) numbers, project codes or cost centers to orders for easier approvals, tracking and reconciliation.

· Approval Workflows: Set up approval workflows to enable better spending controls.

· Reporting and Analytics: Track, monitor and analyze spend across an organization through customized reports.

· Unique Experience for Businesses: Search, browse and shopping experience tailored to business purchasing. Get quantity discounts, as well as competitive selection and prices.

· Integrated into E-Procurement Systems: Amazon Business is enabled on leading third party procurement solutions for easy access.

· Amazon Business Customer Support: World-class Amazon customer service dedicated to registered business customers.

To register for a free Amazon Business account, visit: www.amazon.it/business.

Sellers can tailor their offers to the needs of business customers.

In addition, Sellers on Amazon.it now have access to an exclusive set of features to help them reach business customers. With the launch of Amazon Business, Italian companies can grow their sales to businesses on Amazon.it and increase their export sales across Europe.
In addition, Sellers on Amazon.it now have access to an exclusive set of features to help them reach business customers. With the launch of Amazon Business, Italian companies can grow their sales to businesses on Amazon.it and increase their export sales across Europe.
“With Amazon Business, I got the chance to increase my out of country sales. It’s mostly thanks to bulk purchases from business customers, who I would not have reached without Amazon. I am excited to see that Amazon Business is coming ‘home‘ to Italy” said Andrea Favero, Sales Manager at MacLeader.

“With Amazon Business, I got the chance to increase my out of country sales. It’s mostly thanks to bulk purchases from business customers, who I would not have reached without Amazon. I am excited to see that Amazon Business is coming ‘home‘ to Italy” said Andrea Favero, Sales Manager at MacLeader.

· VAT-Exclusive Pricing and VAT Invoicing: Sellers can now display VAT-exclusive prices to business customers and automate the generation of VAT invoices for all customers by enrolling in the free “VAT Calculation Service”. Sellers that have adopted the “VAT Calculation Service” increased their sales to business customers on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de on average by more than 50 per cent within the first month.

· 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.

· Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA): Sellers can store their products in Amazon’s European fulfillment centers for Amazon to pick, pack, ship and provide customer service as sales are made, helping smaller businesses grow their sales in their home marketplace and abroad.

New and existing sellers interested in selling on Amazon Business can learn more and register at www.amazon.it/business-seller.

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