Amazon has streamlined buying and selling goods down to a science, that’s why partnering with Amazon by signing up for an Amazon Business account can be very beneficial for interior designers. Since being an interior designer includes buying and selling furniture, decor, and other items, partnering with Amazon can be a wise financial decision. Registering for a business account with Amazon is not only free but provides several benefits such as giving you access to a wide range of products, quantity discounts, bulk pricing, tax exemptions and so much more!
This article will walk you through a step-by-step process to signing up for a business account as well as inform you on the multitude of ways Amazon can put you at an advantage as a vendor and business owner.
If you already have an Amazon account you can add a business account as an extension. If your phone number is NOT connected to an Amazon account, click this link to get to create an Amazon account. Using your email or phone number to log in to that account, hover over the “Hello, Accounts and Lists” icon in the top right corner, and in the drop-down menu, select “Register for a free business account”. You will be given easy step-by-step prompts to set up your account.
Firstly, you’ll need your EIN and upload two documents to legitimize your business which can be an EIN confirmation letter, Certificate of Formation, or Business Letterhead. Once you are approved go to “Your Account” and click on “Business Settings”. From there scroll down to “Tax Exemption & Licenses”. Click “Add Tax Exemption” and follow the prompts since they will vary depending on your tax information.
As an Amazon account holder, you are given access to special pricing, quantity discounts, and bulk purchasing options. The same applies to Amazon Business account holders. You will receive tailored product recommendations and savings based on their purchasing behavior and preferences. They also offer features like order history and saved shopping lists, making it easy to reorder frequently used items. The business account provides an easier process for returns and exchanges, which can be particularly beneficial for businesses dealing with a high volume of purchases.
If your business operates internationally, Amazon Business offers options to manage purchasing across multiple countries through a single account. This type of access is beneficial to cost savings for businesses that regularly order larger quantities of products such as designers building their inventory and more importantly this access allows you to gain tax-exempt status.
If you’re already an Amazon user, you know Amazon offers a vast selection of products that cater specifically to your needs. An Amazon Business account does just that by giving you access to everything from office supplies and equipment to furniture and home decor. They have perks that streamline the purchasing process and help manage spending. This allows you to create a multi-user business account, which means you can have different employees or departments with their own purchasing permissions and access levels.
Lastly and most importantly, once your account is verified, designers can start making tax-exempt purchases on Amazon Business. When you shop, your account will automatically apply the tax exemption to eligible items during the checkout process. This means you won’t be charged sales tax on qualifying purchases.
We hope this information was helpful in better understanding your business needs and how Amazon can better serve them. Visit this link Amazon.com/businessaccount to learn more in-depth information about this perk and commonly asked questions.
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