amazon businessAmazon is probably one of the largest online retailers in the world, but over in China, its online users have access to Alibaba who is considered to be one of the country’s largest e-commerce websites where users can buy all sorts of items, just like how one can find just about anything and everything on Amazon.

However in a bid to better compete with companies such as Alibaba, Amazon has recently announced the launch of Amazon Business. The main difference here is that unlike regular Amazon which caters to all kinds of customers, Amazon Business plans to cater more towards business customers as its name would imply.

So what exactly will customers be able to buy? According to Amazon, this includes “everything from IT and lab equipment to education and food service supplies.” Customers who shop on Amazon Business will also be able to benefit from a free 2-day shipping option. Business who wish to sell products on Amazon Business will also be able to do so.

There will be features tailored to business customers as well such as multi-user accounts, business-only price incentives, exclusive products, and in some cases tax exemptions, although this will depend on your region.

According to Prentis Wilson, Vice President of Amazon Business, “We’ve heard from business customers that they love the convenience of shopping online, and want an experience at work that is similar to how they shop at home. Amazon Business delivers a new and expanded marketplace that brings the selection, convenience and value of Amazon to business customers, manufacturers and sellers with the additional selection, features and back-end integration businesses need to save time and money.”

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