Amazon Business announces the launch of its new feature Buy Local in Europe, giving CPOs and their teams the ability to identify vendors at the country or even city level, make local purchasing decisions, and invest in local businesses. This feature is now available to business customers of all sizes on Amazon Business in the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, and Germany.

With Buy Local, Amazon Business now allows you to highlight preferred local sellers through custom local areas and price caps. An organization’s buyers can view local procurement options among various competitive offers. This ensures that large companies can have hundreds of employees follow the same purchasing policy and easily find local supplies.

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Invest in local communities

Purchasing Management has a strategic role in achieving the local purchasing objectives of an organization. In a recent Amazon Business survey, 90% of purchasing executives said investing in local communities was one of their acquisition goals.

Sourcing products and services from local businesses offers great opportunity, but at the same time, it is challenging to change existing supply chains, especially within larger companies. We’ve created the Buy Local feature in Amazon stores with the goal of making this easy and affordable for purchasing managers, simplifying the process of buying local at scale across your organization, enabling them to shop more locally and responsibly, while meeting current and future goals.

Christopher Kallscheid, Country Manager of Amazon Business in Spain.

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It also includes access to reporting tools for Amazon Business Analytics. In this way, any spending made locally can be easily tracked, managed and reported against corporate and team goals. This gives purchasing managers the information they need to make faster, more strategic decisions. With real-time data, managers can drive progress toward local buying goals, streamline the process, plan for future budgets, and develop policies that help guide shopper spending.

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