“Amazon is going after corporate customers in a big way today, with the announcement of a new paid membership program aimed at multi-user businesses in the U.S. and Germany.
Called Business Prime Shipping, the program extends Prime’s free, two-day shipping benefits to all users with an Amazon Business account, allowing them to shop for office supplies and other company needs. The move is a direct challenge to office supply stores, like Staples, Office Depot and others, as well as other big box retailers, like Walmart, and warehouse deals stores, like Costco.
According to Amazon, pricing for the new membership program is based on the number of users on the account, and starts at $499 for companies with up to 10 users. It then goes up to $1,299 for businesses with up to 100 users, and $10,099 for those with over 100 users.The program will also alert all the users on the account via email that they have the benefit enabled, once their company signs up. As new users are added to existing Amazon Business accounts, they’ll be automatically in the program.”
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