A growing digital media company leverages Amazon Business to scale its operation globally.
Faced with often explosive growth, viral video licensing company Jukin Media needed a purchasing partner that could keep pace with the speed of its business. Amazon Business with Business Prime came through with predictable delivery, trackable ordering, and high organizational visibility.
For the last decade, Jukin Media has been growing along with the popularity of online viral videos. In 2009, the company employed a single researcher who scanned the internet for viral videos to license and monetize. Now it’s a global operation with offices from Los Angeles to London and more than 2.6 billion monthly views of the videos it licenses.
As it grew, Jukin needed to respond immediately to growth opportunities that required the company to buy new equipment, supplies, and other items quickly—and easily replace misordered items on the fly. Its growth had driven a need for a procurement solution well beyond the single Amazon account that everyone shared. Matt LaForest, Director of IT at Jukin Media, says that sharing his personal account for company purchases made it difficult to track and reimburse expenses. “Things were chaotic,” he says, “And we were wasting a lot of time and money just to get the supplies we needed when we needed them.”
Jukin liked the selection, savings, and familiar purchasing experience it got from Amazon. But as the company grew, it required more. Jukin needed an Amazon specifically streamlined for business.
“If somebody asked me about getting Business Prime, I would tell them it’s a necessity. There’s no reason not to have it on your account.”
— Matt LaForest, Director of IT, Jukin Media
By upgrading to a free Amazon Business account and adding Business Prime, Jukin has achieved purchasing speed and efficiency that match the speed of its business—and its growth. Amazon Business makes purchasing simple. It helps organizations get a clear view into their purchasing behaviours so they can make better choices and minimize risk. By adding Business Prime, Jukin now enjoys free, fast shipping that’s convenient, affordable, and trackable.
At Jukin, Amazon Business has made the buying process far more transparent and streamlined, while preserving the familiar Amazon buying experience. With free two-day shipping through Business Prime, Jukin can now be certain that new equipment and infrastructure needed for fast growth will be there predictably and correctly. Whether it’s a critical order of 125 new chairs, replacement keyboards, or a rat costume for a fast-turn photo shoot (true story!), Jukin can now get it with free, trackable two-day delivery.
Amazon Business has also improved the company’s purchasing processes. “I can simplify our workflow by not having to keep a bunch of tracking numbers from a bunch of different companies,” LaForest explains. “I can go into Amazon and look to see when everything’s arriving.”
Amazon Business and Business Prime have removed the purchasing and delivery drag on Jukin’s growth. As LaForest says, “If somebody asked me about getting Business Prime, I would tell them it’s a necessity. There’s no reason not to have it on your account.”
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