Category: AMAZON

Amazon Business

What is Amazon Business?

Amazon Business is changing the way companies buy supplies. For most small businesses, buying supplies can be time-consuming and frustrating. Finding the best product at the best price with the most convenient payment terms can be a challenge, especially when they have other tasks that need to be completed. Amazon Business is the solution and brings big benefits to businesses of all sizes and industries.

How does Amazon Business work?

Amazon Business is a business-to-business marketplace that combines selection, convenience and the value customers around the world have come to know and love from Amazon, with additional business-specific features including bulk pricing, Pay by Invoice*, downloadable VAT invoices and spend management tools. In this marketplace, multiple sellers compete for purchases on common stock keeping units (SKUs) on the most favorable terms for customers. It’s like a “reverse auction” where customers save time, money and hassle in the process.

Choice, value and convenience: Amazon Business simplifies the entire purchasing process for businesses by helping them find, compare and order exactly what they need with fast, reliable shipping and flexible payment options. It’s a shopping experience Amazon customers will instantly recognise and understand.


Helpful purchasing tools: Amazon Business gives users access to helpful purchasing controls that can ensure that only authorised purchases are made, together with tools to integrate with their existing purchasing system and provide detailed purchasing analytics.


Free accounts: Unlike warehouse clubs or subscription-based online retailers, Amazon Business accounts are free, even for companies with multiple authorised purchasers. Once registered, those with accounts are able to search hundreds of millions of products in the Amazon Business inventory, where multiple sellers can compete for their purchase.

Who is eligible for an Amazon Business account?

Business Accounts and business user accounts are intended for businesses and business-related organisations and may be used solely for business purposes. To create a business user account, users must use a valid email address.

Amazon.co.uk may use the business name, address, VAT number or business identification number and any other information a customer provides about their organisation or users or that we may request or determine is necessary to verify accuracy and eligibility for Amazon Business. Amazon may make, directly or through third parties, inquiries to validate information provided to us. Amazon may accept or refuse use of Amazon Business at their discretion.

Having a Business acount you have the flexibility of buying and selling whilst using a trusted logistics company known world wide.



*Subject to satisfactory credit checks and credit limit

Working With Amazon as an Affiliate or Seller.

Working With Amazon as an Affiliate or Seller.

If you are thinking of starting a side hustle I will go through something I do and then go into selling directly on Amazon.

I am an Amazon Assoicate, what this means is I get a commission for every product that is bought through my links within 24 hours of a click. Amazon Associates have a 24 hour cookie that they place on a visitors computer so that when the visitor clicks and returns within 24 hours no matter what they buy you will get a commission.

The Amazon Associates Affilate Program is one of the largest affiliate networks in the world that helps content creators, publishers, and website owners monetize their traffic. I prefer to use my blogs and websites and share my posts to my large following on LinkedIn. To monetize your website or blog takes time and you will not be an overningt success.

To be honest you need a lot of traffic to begin with, as the click through ratio is only 1-3 percent, so out of a hundred clicks you will have 1 – 3 visitors that will convert into a commission, so if a click is worth £10 for example you will get £10 to £30.

The beauty about Amazon affiliate marketing is you do not need a website or blog as you can share you links directly via email or social media platforms like Facebook which is less effort.

One also has to take into account the commission rates on a product, not all product commissions are equal.

Why waste your efforts promoting something that is low in commissions when you can devote your time doing the same thing with higher commission rates.

On the other hand instead of being an affiliate you could directly sell on Amazon, you do not neccessarily have to have any inventory, website or blog you can dropship or use Amazon FBA program. However what do you sell that is popular on Amazon? Here is a link to a list that changes every hour of products that are popular on Amazon and any given time:

AMAZON BEST SELLERS

You do need to consider your marketing strategies and some people as well as selling on Amazon sell their products via online stores that they have created themselves or had designed for them. Remember you need to do a lot of SEO to get your website blog on the first page of a search engines and you need exact match searchable keywords and phrases domain names.

To start selling on Amazon you first need to set up a sellers account: https://sell.amazon.com/sell.html

If you want some free advice please message using the online form. Do not spend thousands of $$$ on online courses, just message us instead for free.

Amazon Age Restriction Policy

Amazon Age Restriction Policy.

According to Amazon age restriction policy:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201957120

Amazon will not deliver an item to ANYONE regardless if they are 18 or 88 without seeing photo ID for age restricted items.

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2019/oct/29/amazon-delivery-restricted-items-alcohol-proof-identity

I can understand that some people may not look 18 or even 21 and in those cases it is perfectly acceptable for Amazon to ask for ID but if a person is 58 or 88 they obviously do not look 18 or younger, then this becomes debatable and ridiculous.

I am trying to get my head round this so if I did not show ID and in my case it was a knife that I had ordered and something bad happened say for example someone got stabbed with the knife I had ordered how does that effect the retailer that sold it to me?

What repercussions would Amazon or the retailer have? (They would not have any) and only I would be to blame and no one else other than myself and the person that used the knife for his/her own wrong doing.

Amazon age restriction policy needs to be re-evaluated as you cannot have one rule for one and not for the other. If that was the case every time anyone bought age restricted goods everyone 18 to 99 years of age would have to show ID to all retailers online and in-store in the UK.

According to Amazon they can not give the item to a neighbour yet the driver that delivered to me and I am 58 yrs old gave the parcel to my daughter even though he did not know if she was related to me or not? (She showed ID yet we have different surnames) or even if we lived in the same household as where I live is divided into flats and we were all congregated on the footpath outside the building.

I called out her name but that meant nothing, she could have been my neighbour. In fact I may not have been the person that was meant to have the delivery as I showed no ID.

So in theory I have just highlighted the shambles of the policy.

Amazon Quote “We take our responsibility in relation to the sale of age restricted items extremely seriously. Valid photographic ID and a signature of the recipient will be required upon delivery for all customers. Delivery to a neighbour, locker, pick-up point or nominated safe place location is not available for these items. If the recipient is not yet 18 years of age or over, and can’t show valid photo identification, the item will be returned to Amazon for re-delivery the following day”.

The law says you must show retailers photo id for certain items:

adult fireworks and sparklers – category F2 (outdoor use, confined areas) and category F3 (outdoor use, large open areas) fireworks18 and over
aerosol paint16 and over
alcohol18 and over
Christmas crackers12 and over
crossbows18 and over
knives / axes / blades18 and over
lighter refills containing butane18 and over
lottery tickets and ‘instant win’ cards16 and over
nicotine inhaling products18 and over
party poppers and similar low-hazard low-noise fireworks (category F1), except Christmas crackers16 and over
petrol16 and over
solvents and volatile substances18 and over – offence to supply or offer to supply to under 18s occurs only if the person knows or believes it is to be used for intoxication
sunbeds18 and over
tobacco18 and over
video recordings: U (universal)unrestricted
video recordings: PG (parental guidance)unrestricted
video recordings: classification 1212 and over
video recordings: classification 1515 and over
video recordings: classification 1818 and over
video recordings: classification R1818 years and over in a licensed sex shop
video games: PEGI rating 3unrestricted
video games: PEGI rating 7unrestricted
video games: PEGI rating 1212 and over
video games: PEGI rating 1616 and over
video games: PEGI rating 1818 and over
Age Restriction in the UK.

Amazon are on another planet if they are asking for photo ID of people clearly looking their age.

Why stop at Amazon why does every retailer in the country not start asking for everyone’s ID when buying Alcohol or Tobacco or any restricted goods regardless what age you are?

Why do the pubs and restaurants not ask everyone for ID when serving alcohol, because if they did a) it would be time consuming and b) they would not have any business left.

Amazon is a JOKE to ID people that clearly look older than 21 years of age.

This little episode clearly felt discriminating and caused a lot of stress because I cannot rush up a flight of stairs because someone snaps their fingers. The driver was clearly a sixpence short of a shilling (that is really showing my age) as he could not grasp the fact that photo ID is for people that do not look 21 years of age and look younger. Had I have not been saved by my daughter in the heated argument and was forced to show ID I would have insisted on his ID and had he refused to hand over my goods which I have paid for and money had already left my bank account. I would have every right to call the Police and have him done for theft.

The flip side of the coin is I had content to upload to my blog which I had not planned 🙂

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