Amazon Business Accounts

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UB's centralized Amazon Business accounts are available for use with state, Research Foundation and UB Foundation Procurement Cards.

Advantages of Amazon Business

  • Access to Business Prime shipping (2-day free shipping on eligible items)
  • Automatic tax-exemption on items sold by Amazon LLC and other participating third-party sellers
  • Business pricing and quantity discounts on millions of items
  • Access to a specialized, business-only Amazon Customer Service team 
Order with PCard

UB's Amazon Business account may only be used with state, Research Foundation and UB Foundation Procurement Cards.

Amazon orders may not be placed with a purchase order or personal credit card.

> Learn more about the Procurement Card (PCard)

Personal Reimbursements Not Allowable

Personal reimbursements for purchases made with a personal credit card from Amazon will not be processed.

Reimbursement requests for these purchases will be rejected, and individuals will be held personally liable for purchases made with a personal credit card.

Get Started with Amazon Business

All Amazon Business purchases should be placed through UB’s centralized Amazon Business account. 

Pre-existing Amazon Business Accounts

If you are already using an Amazon Business account with your @buffalo.edu email address on a pre-existing Amazon Business account, you must de-register your account, converting it back to a consumer account, otherwise you will not be able to receive an invitation to join UB's centralized Amazon Business account.

The migration of your account will not impact your purchasing process and you will log in using your same user credentials.

Before you de-register your account, please email ubs-amazon@buffalo.edu if one or more of the following is applicable to you:

  • You are on an account with multiple users
  • You have workflow approvals established on your account

Amazon Accounts for Personal Use

If you are currently using your @buffalo.edu email address on Amazon to make personal purchases and do not want to merge your personal order history and Prime Membership to the centralized Amazon Business account, then you will need to change the email address on your personal account to a non-UB email address (i.e. Gmail, Yahoo). 

For Business Use Only

The centralized UB Amazon Business account should be used for business purchases only. Unauthorized purchases will be considered a misuse of the PCard and could result in the loss of your PCard privileges and require reimbursement to the university. 

Shopping on Amazon Business

UB has established a centralized Amazon Business account to make purchases of items not available through other sellers and other contracts easier. Through Amazon Business, we have access to all items available on the standard Amazon.com site, plus additional business-specific items as well as other items.

Gift Cards

Due to a university-wide initiative to reduce risk and tighten internal controls surrounding gift cards, purchases of gift cards may not be made through the UB Amazon Business account. Gift cards are considered a cash equivalent and should be treated as such. Gift card purchases must go through the procurement process to ensure proper controls are in place, and may be submitted as a requisition in eReq or ShopBlue.

Contact an Expert

UB Amazon Business Account Questions

Amazon Support

Amazon Business Customer Service: 1-866-486-2360