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University of Illinois Amazon Business

Note: Departments should continue maximizing the use of University of Illinois System contracts found in iBuy. When iBuy contracts are not available, Amazon may be utilized.

Amazon is Back! Click on the link below for a sneak peak of Amazon Business

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Only employees who are participating in the University's Amazon Business account will be authorized to use the System's sales tax exemption letters for Amazon purchases. Therefore, employees who would like to purchase from Amazon and are not members of the University's Amazon Business account should contact their Department Card Manager (DCM) to determine who should make purchases on behalf of their department. At a future date, the System may not reimburse employees who use personal funds to make Amazon purchases.

The central Amazon Business account must be used only for System business purposes. No personal purchases may be made from System email addresses in the business account. Personal use or any unauthorized use of the System’s sales tax exemption is prohibited and may constitute a violation of state law and result in removal of access to the University’s Amazon business account, disciplinary or legal action.

All Amazon Business users must follow all university and departmental purchasing policies.

How to Participate in the University's Amazon Business Account

Department Card Manager Review:


  • P-Cardholders click the "Request Amazon Business Account" link below

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  • Select UPAY Amazon for Business
  • Complete the requested steps
  • Submit Request

P-Cardholder will receive an Invitation from Amazon Business after your request has been reviewed.

Accepting Amazon Business Invitation

P-Cardholders will receive an email invitation directly from Amazon to join the University's Amazon Business account. P-Cardholders must ensure they fulfill the initial requirements previously mentioned prior to accepting the invitation.

P-Cardholders authorized to use the University's Amazon Business account are required to accept the invitation.

P-Cardholders must utilize their P-Card for Amazon purchases. No other payment methods are allowed for Amazon Business purchases.

Amazon Shipping Information

The University subscribes to Amazon Business Prime Shipping which provides free 2-day shipping on all prime orders and items regardless of price.

Who to Contact

For questions regarding Amazon Business, departments should email questions to

Additional Resources

Amazon's FAQs are located at: Amazon Business Accounts FAQ

Last Updated: October 26, 2022

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