Amazon has launched Amazon Business UK, a B2B service to meet the procurement needs of businesses of every size in the United Kingdom. Amazon Business launched in the U.S. in 2015 and generated more than $1 billion in sales in its first year.
Amazon Business expanded to Germany in December. The UK online market for business-to-business sales was valued at £96.5 billion (US$102.9 billion) for 2015 by the Office for National Statistics, as reported by The Guardian
Amazon Business UK will be available to companies of all sizes, from small businesses to large multinational companies, offering products ranging from office furniture and commercial grade printers to industrial safety and contractor grade power tools to janitorial supplies and cleaning products and lab supplies.
Customers will have access to VAT-exclusive pricing and VAT invoicing, reporting, analytics, spending limits and purchasing workflow approvals. Sellers will also be able to store their products at Amazon fulfillment centers for processing and shipping with Fulfillment by Amazon.