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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 for ad-hoc, rogue or infrequent spot buys, Amazon Business provides visibility, reduces costs, and provides controls across your organization's tail spend. With features and tools from Amazon Business, your organization will benefit from simplified sourcing, an 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 customizable or prebuilt 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 optimized purchasing across departments, systems, and suppliers. Empower buyers across organizations with unique product needs such as single sign-on and Pay by Invoice. Set efficient workflows and approvals to control tail spend and minimize rogue purchases before they happen.

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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

    • Minimize manual transactions

    • Reduce employee frustration

    • Empower intuitive buying

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    Decrease risk

    • Optimize savings

    • Consolidate suppliers

    • Centralize policies and systems

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    Enhance responsible buying

    • Identify certified-diverse and local businesses, and products with sustainability certifications

    • Guide purchasing to meet sustainability goals with buying policies

    • Track spend and simplify reporting to stakeholders



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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 organizational needs. That includes:

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

“At Clean Earth, a division of Harsco Corporation, transparency and integrity are important parts of our mission. Being responsible for managing all aspects of our indirect spend, I have found that Amazon Business can enable us to consolidate a lot of our tail spend. In addition, we are able to leverage Amazon Business’s reporting functionality to better track supplier diversity, which aligns perfectly with our company mission and values.”

— Elhadji Ndour, Sourcing and Procurement Manager, Harsco Corporation, Clean Earth

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.

  • Use the email associated with work to open an Amazon Business account. If you’re creating a new Amazon Business account, use your work email or a different email from your personal one. If you are currently using your business email for your personal account, you can convert that account to an Amazon Business account.

  • 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 over 150+ 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, and 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 and does not include benefits offered through Amazon Prime. 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, the ability to guide your users to a certain selection, visibility into your company’s spend, and more.

  • Does your company sell physical products and do 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 the 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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