Amazon launches Business Prime in the UK


Amazon Business has announced the launch of Business Prime which gives members access to Prime delivery options including unlimited One-Day, Same-Day and Nominated-Day delivery. The new membership also allows customers to visualise spend data and identify money-saving opportunities with Spend Visibility and set policies to improve compliance with their purchasing policies and maximise their budget with Guided Buying.

Dave Brittain, Head of Amazon Business in the UK said: “We continue to listen to feedback from our business customers and are excited to introduce these new benefits which take the most business-relevant parts of Prime membership and add additional features to make life easier for organisations of all shapes and sizes. Our goal is to help businesses drive even more transparency into their procurement process, while ultimately lowering their total cost of purchasing.”

In the UK alone, Amazon Business serves over 50% of FTSE 100 companies, 80% of the largest universities and a wide variety of businesses across various sectors. Starting today, Business Prime members in the United Kingdom can select a plan that best suits their business needs and gain access to the following benefits:

Powered by AWS QuickSight, Spend Visibility provides visualisations of company spend in ready-to-present graphics, freeing up the time it takes to download, analyse data and discover spending trends.

Guided Buying enables Amazon Business account administrators to identify preferred suppliers and products, as well as set specific product categories as restricted. It offers buyers insight into company policies or recommendations while shopping and helps businesses reduce rogue spend, improve compliance with their purchasing policy and consolidate suppliers.

With Business Prime, users get access to unlimited One-Day Delivery for no additional fee, no minimum order required. Members also get access to Same-Day delivery in selected areas and Nominated-Day delivery to the UK, as well as unlimited Two-Day delivery to the Republic of Ireland as part of their membership.

Source: Amazon