If you often buy on Amazon, you may have already received an email from Amazon talking about how you should convert your Amazon Prime account to a Business Account. Should you do this? Or should you avoid this completely? Below, we explain what options you have!
If you are running a business, converting your Amazon account to a business account is a great way to easily separate your personal purchases from your business purchases. However, if you do not, it might be best to keep your Amazon Prime account, as Business accounts cost more.
Keep reading below to learn even more about when you should use a Business account, and when you should use a regular Amazon account!
Benefits Of Converting a Personal Amazon Account to a Business Account
There are many benefits to converting a personal Amazon account to a business account — especially if you often shop on Amazon. First of all, if you have a business or run your own business, using a business account is really beneficial.
You’ll be able to easily separate your business purchases from your personal purchases. If you have a business, the benefits of converting to a business account on Amazon include:
- Shared payment methods
- Tax-exempt orders
Obviously, if you have a business, you can greatly benefit from these options. If you do not have a business, however, the only benefit you’ll receive is through the discounts that Business accounts are offered.
Disadvantages Of Converting Your Amazon Account to a Business Account
Just as there are benefits to converting your Amazon account to a business account, there are also disadvantages. For the most part, it appears that the only reason you should convert to a business account is if you actually have a business.
If you don’t, there aren’t enough benefits to justify switching to a business account.
The main disadvantages to converting your Amazon account to a business account include:
- It could be costlier for some
- Prime Video, Prime Reading, Amazon Music, and other entertainment services are not included with a subscription
As you can see, a lot of what you get with your regular Amazon Prime account — Prime Video, Prime Reading, etc — is not included with an Amazon Business account. So, you would still need an Amazon Prime account to access it.
Plus, Amazon Business doesn’t currently offer monthly subscriptions. You would have to pay annually. While annually, it does cost less than an Amazon Prime subscription (if only one person is going to be on the account), you don’t have any monthly payment options.
As a result, this could be costly for customers, even though it is cheaper. There’s a reason why customers choose the monthly payment option — it’s easier for many to pay every month rather than drop a large sum one month for an annual subscription.
Looking to convert your Amazon account to a business account? To begin, follow these steps:
- Go to Amazon
- Hover over Account & Lists
- Click Register For a Business Account
- Convert your account to a business account
And that’s it! It’s incredibly easy to convert your regular Amazon account to a business account. All you have to do is follow these instructions above and you’ll have no problem!
You can create a free Amazon business account. To gain all of the benefits of an Amazon Business account, however, you will have to pay for an Amazon Prime Business subscription. This subscription will offer many discounts and benefits!
If you’ve begun an Amazon business account but are looking to switch back to a personal account, you can do this easily! To do this, you should:
- Go to Your Account
- Go to the Business Prime section
- Click Manage or Cancel Your Subscription
You can then cancel your business subscription and then create a personal account again!
As we’ve mentioned above, there are some key differences between Amazon Prime and Amazon Business Prime. Both subscriptions offer discounts, though Amazon Business Prime does offer more discounts in certain ways.
However, Amazon Business Prime does not allow entertainment packages — Prime Video, Prime Reading, etc. — to be a part of its package. In comparison, you get many entertainment offers automatically when you have an Amazon Prime account.
Amazon Prime accounts are for personal purchases, whereas Amazon Business Prime accounts are for business purchases. If you don’t have a business account, you might not completely benefit from having an Amazon Business Prime account.
If you have a business, you might be able to save more money if you convert to an Amazon Business account. However, if you do not have a business, you’re likely better off with just a regular Amazon account. While Business accounts do have benefits, they don’t have enough.