Guided Buying allows the business account administrator to set up policies marking: (1) certain products as preferred by their business' purchasing standards; (2) sellers as preferred organizations to purchase from; or (3) product categories as restricted. They can add approval workflows at the group level, and set the approval requirement to be triggered by any product category marked as restricted.
Guided Buying (previously called Catalog Curation) is an exclusive benefit of Business Prime. Organizations will need to be Business Prime members to use Guided Buying.
Note: The feature is only available to Amazon Business accounts with a Business Prime Small, Medium, or Enterprise membership. Learn More about Business Prime.Set up Guided Buying Preferred Products
Messages for these policies will appear in search results, the product's detail page, the shopping cart, and the order information page. If approvals are enabled for the business account, Approvers will see it on the approvals page and in the approvals email.
Note: The product categories available for Guided Buying are based on Amazon's online catalog. Amazon's online catalog relies on information provided by third parties to determine a product's category. The product categories may not include the level of granularity covered in your internal purchasing policies. Products may also be cross-listed in more than one product category. In some cases it may be possible for requisitioners to purchase products that the administrator intended to restrict from purchase using Guided Buying. To enhance the effectiveness of Guided Buying, you can require approvals for orders containing products in company-restricted product categories.
You can add more restrictions or preferred products at any time, as well as edit or delete existing policies. Select the Actions menu next to each policy and you'll see the Edit and Remove options.Block or restrict products from non-ATEP sellers
If you’re enrolled in the Amazon Tax Exemption Program (ATEP), you can use Policies to block purchases of taxable items. Sign in to your business account and select Tax and Debarment policies from the Business Settings page. There, you can choose to set up a policy restricting taxable products.Generate Reports on Guided Buying Purchases
The business account administrator can use Amazon Business Analytics to generate reports on preferred purchases or purchases in restricted categories.
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