Amazon is expanding its popular Prime fast-shipping program to the business world.
Today the retail giant announced Business Prime Shipping, which allows businesses of all sizes to sign up for bulk fast-shipping accounts for all their employees and get “tens of millions” of items through free, two-day shipping. Plans start at $499 per year for up to 10 people, $1,299 for up to 100 people and $10,099 for enterprises of more than 100 people.
“Business Prime Shipping enables businesses with multiple users to further simplify their procurement procedures and increasingly rely on Amazon Business to deliver,” said Prentis Wilson, vice president of Amazon Business. “Customers can now get unlimited fast delivery across their organization on a vast selection of products while maintaining increased visibility on their business purchases.”
Amazon Business provides free multi-user accounts for organizations. The program includes special items for businesses with exclusive pricing, purchasing analytics and the ability to leverage Amazon’s massive logistics operation.
This isn’t the first time Amazon has extended one of its services to cover businesses, in addition to consumers. In August, Amazon expanded its AmazonFresh grocery delivery arm to business customers. The service is identical to what individual customers of AmazonFresh receive, which includes access to produce and groceries from Amazon and other local shops with same or next-day delivery.
Prime is one of the main “pillars” of Amazon’s business. The online retail giant continuously adds new perks for members to induce more customers to sign up; free 2-day shipping, cloud storage, streaming media, and access to exclusive deals are just some of the benefits. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said last year that the company’s goal “is to make sure that if you are not a Prime member, you are being irresponsible.”
It is unclear if Business Prime Shipping customers will be able to take advantage of the entire smorgasbord of Prime benefits, but the website indicates they will at least get access to Prime Day deals and Prime Early Access.
Editor’s Note: This story has been changed to correct the price of the enterprise plan.