Amazon Delivery

Amazon Brings Prime To Its Business Customers

Amazon Business announced news on Tuesday (Oct. 24) of the launch of Business Prime Shipping, an annual membership program for registered multi-user business customers in the United States and Germany.

In a press release, the eCommerce giant said that in the U.S., Business Prime Shipping offers unlimited, free two-day shipping on eligible retail items for all users on an Amazon Business account.

“Business Prime Shipping combines the wide selection of products available to Amazon Business customers with the speed and convenience that customers have come to know and love from Amazon Prime,” said Greg Greeley, VP of Amazon Prime, in the press release. “We are excited to introduce a shipping program designed to meet the needs of businesses and will continue to innovate on behalf of customers to make business purchasing even easier.”

Amazon Business customers can sign up for an annual Business Prime Shipping membership based on the number of users on their business account. It costs $499 for up to 10 users, $1,299 for up to 100 users and $10,099 for over 100 users. Once the customer selects the appropriate membership, all users on the account will receive an email notifying them that Business Prime Shipping has been enabled. Any new user added to an existing Amazon Business account with Business Prime Shipping will be automatically enrolled in this free two-day shipping service.

Back in July, the eCommerce company announced a new milestone: Amazon Business now boasts more than 1 million customers, since launching the service in April of 2015. Amazon Business offers business-only pricing on millions of retail products and access to more than 85,000 business sellers.

In a press release, Amazon Business said it serves businesses of all sizes and across multiple industries, including daycares, educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, hospitals, labs, restaurants, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and sole proprietors.



The pressure on banks to modernize their payments capabilities to support initiatives such as ISO 20022 and instant/real time payments has been exacerbated by the emergence of COVID-19 and the compelling need to quickly scale operations due to the rapid growth of contactless payments, and subsequent increase in digitization. Given this new normal, the need for agility and optimization across the payments processing value chain is imperative.