Long answer short: the differences aren’t drastic, but shift from a search-and-find atmosphere on the front end to an analytical, administrative focus on the back end. Of course, finding products is still made easy, but the Business tools foster a more efficient supply-flow for a larger consumer volume.  Read below for how exactly the administrative, supply-management features can benefit businesses, but beware their costs.  Here are some of Business Prime’s unique analytical features:  Note these three things about pricing before signing up:  As I mentioned, you can even grant users different roles from administrators to buyers, and even finance users.  But taking advantage of this tool can be pricey. Here are a few things to note: 

After the initial 30-day trial, a Business Prime membership starts at $139 per year, and requires additional fees for each member you add. Starting at $69 to add just one member, and going up to $10,099 for unlimited membership, you may have to ask yourself if the extra costs are worth any possible savings or the convenience. 

Why would you take advantage? Here are a few key reasons. 

Remote or hybrid workers can order work from home supplies Office managers can set up recurring orders Multi-brand/ team organizations have control over what supplies they need

establishing purchasing guidelines.creating groups that have different purchasing permissions. setting delivery schedules.approval only if someone goes above a set threshold. 

Buy now, pay later flexibility with pay by invoice with up to 30-day payment termsPossible rewards opportunities with the Business American Express Card 

Tip to get verified quicker: Provide your credit card or tax information such as a business or tax ID.  If you want a detailed report on shipping, product, and seller information, make sure to click the “Orders” menu option directly OR select “Business analytics.” 

First, go to “Business Settings” and select “People"Use the Actions dropdown menu to change a user’s role, move a user to a different group, or create a custom policy or a user (have to get approval before purchasing, for example). 

To add a user, select “People” and then “Members.” Select the person’s username (must already be registered), and then select “Add to another group.” From there, you can assign the applicable roles in that group and then select “Add to group” to seal the deal. Of course, you can always repeat the process to make further edits. 

Make sure that the address is correct and payment information is set up in a way that’s easiest for your business.