AmazonSupply sells drill bits, hand dryers to businesses
updated 12:10 pm EDT, Mon April 23, 2012
by MacNN Staff
AmazonSupply beta caters to businesses
Amazon on Monday launched its AmazonSupply beta online store that offers industrial, business, commercial, and scientific supplies such as fasteners, beakers, gloves, brooms, tools, and more. The offerings are split up into 14 different categories and more than 500,000 individual items available for purchase. A 365-day return policy is in effect to help make shoppers feel more comfortable with the buying experience.
Amazon Prime subscribers also get free two-day shipping, as do those who place an order of $50 or more. Corporate lines of credits are also available as is a customer service center just for the new webstore.
The store is a break for Amazon, which has almost exclusively focused on the home. Its size as an online retailer may give the company an early edge over other supply-focused shops.