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Tail Spend Management

Easily identify and manage more unplanned spend across every purchase category.

Transform your tail spend from tactical to strategic

Whether it’s ad-hoc, rogue or infrequent spot buys, Amazon Business provides visibility, reduces costs, and provides controls across your organisation's tail spend. With features and tools from Amazon Business, your organisation will benefit from simplified sourcing, improved buyer experience, and actionable spend analytics for better data-driven buying decisions.

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    Make smarter buying decisions

    Get actionable insights and make better data-informed decisions. Reduce costs and risk with customisable or pre-built dashboards and reports to track tail business spend.

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    Simplify buying

    Empower employees to purchase smarter with a tailored catalogue in a simplified buying experience. Access competitive pricing from hundreds of thousands of sellers, without the need for vendor contracts.

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    Spend management

    Manage business spend with optimised purchasing across departments, systems, and suppliers. Empower buyers across organisations with unique product needs such as Single Sign-On and Pay By Invoice. Set efficient workflows and approvals to control tail spend and minimise rogue purchases before they happen.

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    Enhance responsible buying

    Drive progress on corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals by sourcing products from certified sellers and local businesses. Track and report spend across your organisation for local buying and sustainability. 

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Tail spend management with Amazon Business

Organisations of any size can effortlessly realise benefits with Amazon Business' tail spend solution by optimising purchasing to manage more business spend, identify cost savings by turning data into actionable insights, and empower purchasing with out-of-the box buying policies, features, and tools. Direct everyday spend toward responsible purchasing goals by highlighting preferred sellers and products.

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Here's how Amazon Business meets your business needs*

  • 80%

    time saved by supply chain governance

  • 30%

    more efficient procurement for buyers

  • 100%

    of buyers prefer it over current systems

*Based upon customers’ independent research on Amazon Business

Benefits of using Amazon Business for tail spend management

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    Improve productivity

    - Minimise manual transactions
    - Reduce employee frustration
    - Empower intuitive buying

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    Decrease risk

    - Optimise savings
    - Consolidate suppliers
    -  Centralise policies and systems

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    Enhance responsible buying

    - Identify certified local businesses, and products with sustainability certifications
    - Guide purchasing to meet sustainability goals with buying policies
    - Track spend and simplify reporting to stakeholders



    Savings and selection on hundreds of millions of products worldwide

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Find products at prices to save you money

With the expansive selection of Amazon Business, you order industry-specific items for your unique organisational needs. That includes:

You will find a huge variety of deals through Amazon Business. With new selection getting added each day, there are always fresh products for you to take advantage of.

"From Amazon Business, we only purchase the products where Amazon is the biller. The others are greyed out for us. This means that we deliberately chose Amazon Business for one-time orders in order to manage our tail-spend."

— Milind Tailor, Head of Indirect Procurement Europe & Asia, Diebold Nixdorf

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Amazon Business combines the selection, convenience, and value you expect from Amazon, with features that can help improve your business operations.

  • Yes, you can create a free Amazon Business Account. No commitment, no minimum turnover.

  • If you’re converting your personal account into business one, you’ll use the same email address you’ve been using for your personal account. If you’re creating a new account, use your work email or a different email than your personal one.

  • With access to business-only pricing, bulk discounts, and price comparison from multiple sellers, you can save on more than a hundred million products.

  • No, however providing your unique provincial ID number or corporation number in addition to general business info helps us verify your account quicker.

  • Yes, we are a punchout catalogue on nearly 90 leading procurement systems. Configure your purchasing system in your business settings or work directly with us to get started.

  • Amazon Prime is a membership program that offers the best of shopping and entertainment from Amazon. This includes shopping benefits such as free delivery, exclusive savings, access to special events like Prime Day, and entertainment benefits that include Prime Video, Amazon Music, Prime Reading, Prime Gaming, and more.


    Business Prime is a separate membership program designed specifically for businesses available only on Amazon Business. With Business Prime, you can unlock the best of Amazon Business. Being a Business Prime member, you and your whole team get access to business-specific features and benefits based on the plan you select. Business Prime benefits include free shipping on eligible items, ability to guide your users to certain selection, visibility into your company’s spend, and more.

  • Does your company sell physical products, and you want to offer them to other companies on Amazon Business? The Amazon Business seller program offers a new set of features including lower fees on high volume transactions, automated VAT invoicing and ability to display VAT-exclusive prices among others. Tailor your offers to the needs of business customers, and increase your sales to businesses.

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