Online stores like Amazon Business are a matchmaking opportunity for strategic sourcing goals and diversity-credentialled businesses.

Simplify buying  for government  


Modernize legacy processes and leverage built-in tools to help manage compliance.

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    Increase visibility

    Get the transparency you need, while providing the familiar experience your buyers want. Set guidelines aligned with public policy and manage non-contract purchases, often already happening on Amazon.
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    Meet sourcing goals

    Source from thousands of sellers and direct organizational spend to credentialled businesses by searching certifications. Participating members can leverage the Kinetic GPO contract, a cooperative purchasing organization that services Canadian public sector and nonprofit organizations. 

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    Competitive comparison shopping

    Amazon Business allows you to comparison shop in government-related categories, such as maintenance & repair, office supplies, school supplies, and more. Compare to find the lowest price and purchase under designated spend thresholds set by the administrator.

Built for the unique needs of government organizations

As governments of all sizes seek new ways to streamline buying processes and operations, we’re continuously expanding our selection and adding new features to help you at any stage of digital transformation.
  • Savings and selection

    Lower the total cost of purchasing by reducing time spent searching catalogues and by qualifying for quantity discounts on eligible items.

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  • Streamlined access

    With Single Sign-On, give buyers secure one-click access with centralized controls. Use existing corporate credentials to purchase from Amazon Business.

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  • Amazon Tax-Exemption Program

    Qualified organizations can make tax-exempt purchases and manage tax exemption permissions across the organization.

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  • Approval workflows and integrations

    Allow for delegation and empower buyers across agencies with unique product needs by connecting users to one account. Link your purchasing system with Amazon Business punchout and open access to business buying with controls.

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  • Advanced analytics

    Use advanced analytics tools to increase visibility into non-contract spending across agencies from multiple categories.

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  • Seller certifications

    Source products from certified sellers by searching certifications like Section 889. Amazon Business can drive progress on corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals by tracking and reporting spend across your organization for local buying, sustainability, and supplier diversity.


Participating members can leverage the Kinetic GPO contract to purchase on Amazon Business across multiple categories. Kinetic GPO, a leading purchasing organization, offers Canadian public sector organizations access to the Amazon Business contract to streamline purchasing. Learn more >>

Kinetic GPO

“At the City of Kelowna, we have warmly welcomed the ability to consolidate much of our on-line retail shopping and non-contracted spend executed by staff to a single Amazon Business account. This increases our ability to manage expenses, with access to business-only pricing and valuable bulk discounts.


We believe the use of an Amazon Business account aligns with our ‘best practice’ strategies for our business and accounting focuses.”

— Darren Tompkins, SCMP, Manager of Purchasing, City of Kelowna

Get the best of Amazon Business with Business Prime

Access features like advanced analytics and dashboards, and custom purchasing policy controls for every user on an Amazon Business account.


Learn more about Business Prime

  • Free shipping

     Get FREE delivery (on eligible orders).

  • Progressive Discounts

    Unlock lower prices and save money on the eligible products that your organization buys the most.

  • Guided Buying and Spend Visibility

    Create purchasing policy rules, analyze spending patterns, and monitor compliance to inform your budgeting decisions.
  • Flexible payment options

    Get extended payment terms of up to 60 days with Pay By Invoice with eligible membership plans upon approval.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Amazon Prime is a membership program available on It offers household and entertainment benefits such as Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Fresh, Prime Now, and Prime Reading for use at home.


    Business Prime is a separate membership designed for businesses and only available on Amazon Business. It offers business benefits such as fast, FREE flexible delivery options on eligible items, account management, guided buying, and advanced analytics dashboards.

  • No, an Amazon Business account is available for free. 

  • Amazon Business Customer Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, via phone, email or chat.

  • Pricing benefits such as business pricing and quantity discounts are available for registered Amazon Business Customers. More information around these programs is available on our customer service site.

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