Amazon Business

Grand Valley State University Amazon Business Account

In an effort to streamline University purchases on Amazon.com, Procurement Services has established a centralized Amazon Business account. This account is solely for University-related purchases, personal purchases on this platform are strictly prohibited.

Amazon Business Benefits:

Increased product availability and bulk pricing discounts

Automatic tax exemption on all orders

Free 2-day shipping on millions of items

Review orders, reconciliation, returns and refunds in real time

Spend analytics for your department

Ability to buy from local and minority owned businesses

  • Prices on Amazon Business are guaranteed to be the same or lower than on the commercial website
  • Business Prime membership for all users at no added cost to your department
    • Free 2-day shipping on millions of items and free same-day delivery on eligible orders
  • Easy and customizable approval workflows for all orders
  • Automatic tax exemption on all accounts – managed centrally in Procurement Services
  • Pre-defined shipping addresses saved to all accounts for easy ordering
  • Notifies users of out-of-policy items
    • Procurement Services will assist users with special procurement items or policy exceptions
  • Separation of business and personal Amazon accounts
  • Ability to buy from local and minority owned businesses

Additional Features and Support:

  • Review orders, reconciliation, returns and refunds in real time
  • Customize and define features to identify spending trends in your department
  • Drill-down into groups, users, categories, or local and diversity vendor credentials
  • Sort by groups, product category, user or vendor credentials
  • Business analytics/information, e.g., shipping info, seller info, product detail, order history, department and buyer purchasing trends

Added Benefits:

  • Better supports IT purchasing policy
  • Eliminates the need to ship packages to personal addresses
  • Removes co-mingling of personal and business accounts
  • Accounts already established as tax exempt
  • Takes advantage of contract pricing
  • Ability to monitor purchases in real time to identify fraud and/or misuse
  • Provides greater oversight for department supervisors

Amazon Prime memberships are no longer an allowable purchase on your p-card or as a T&E reimbursement. GVSU now has an enterprise Prime membership for all faculty and staff through our Amazon Business account. If you have purchased a Prime membership, please make sure to log into the account that it was purchased with and follow the link to cancel your membership. Your card will be refunded in 5-7 days.



Amazon Business Account Administrators

Name

Email

Phone

Heather White (Primary)

whitheat@gvsu.edu

(616) 331-3058

Tonya Valencia

perezva@gvsu.edu

(616) 331-2257

Aaron Caccamo

caccamoa@gvsu.edu

(616) 331-3436