July 29, 2016

Retail Sites You Didn’t Realize Had Business Programs


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Almost every business owner has to make purchases for their business at some point. So why not take advantage of savings programs and services aimed specifically at business shoppers like you?

Sam’s Club and Costco have been known for their business programs for years. But now, even more stores are catching onto this trend and offering programs aimed specifically at business shoppers. Below are some brands and stores that you may not have realized had business programs.

Retail Business Programs

Amazon Business

Amazon’s business program allows you to create an account and even manage multiple users in different departments and manage their spending and purchases. You can access exclusive discounts and items ranging from office supplies to electronics.

Wayfair Business

If you’re looking for any furniture or home items for your business, you can sign up for a business account with Wayfair. Offices, hospitality businesses, property management firms and more can benefit.

Home Depot Professional and Contractor Services

Contractors and other home improvement professionals, you can sign up for a business account with Home Depot to get access to commercial credit solutions, support, faster pickup and other services and benefits.

Staples Business Advantage

From technology to furniture, you can use a Staples Advantage account to organize and consolidate your office purchases.

Best Buy for Business

Best Buy offers technology products specifically aimed at business customers through its business program. You can even find different payment and volume purchasing options.

Hayneedle Business Sales

Hayneedle’s business program is personalized to each business. The team works with you to pick out the furniture or décor items to suit your business. And you can get volume pricing as well.

Ikea Business

Ikea offers furniture products and services aimed at office, retail and hospitality businesses. You can even use planning tools to help put together your space.

NewEgg Business

For computers, parts and other technology, you can sign up for an account with NewEgg Business for savings and access to commercial grade products.

Bed Bath & Beyond Business Direct

Bed Bath & Beyond offers an assortment of office and home type products that could be relevant to different businesses. And with a business account, you can receive volume discounts and personalized service for your orders.

Sears Commercial

You can purchase appliances, tools and more for your business from Sears Commercial. You’ll also receive competitive pricing and customized service with an account.

Lowe’s for Pros

Whether you need building tools or appliances, you can use a Lowe’s business account to make your purchases. You can also save five percent on every purchase with a Lowe’s Business Credit account.

Apple for Business

Whether you want a new computer for your own business tasks or you want to supply iPhones or Apple Watches for your team, you can purchase through Apple for Business.

Auto Zone Pro

Automotive professionals, you can get parts and savings, along with service programs and features like electronic ordering through Auto Zone Pro.

Walmart Corporate Accounts

When you purchase through a Walmart corporate account, you can easily track and access your order history, manage payments and get gift cards for your employees to use or give as gifts.

Dollar General Organizational Accounts

Dollar General offers a program for organizations to set up accounts to keep expenses organized and save money. Organizational accounts are mostly set aside for non-profits, educational institutions and governmental agencies. But there are some opportunities for businesses like restaurants or manufacturers to save too.

Meijer Business to Business

Meijer offers savings to fellow businesses through a gift card program. You can purchase them as gifts or to give to employees to spend on supplies for their departments. You can even have them co-branded with your own company logo.

BJ’s Business Membership

You can join BJ’s Wholesale Club as a business member for $50. And with that, you receive access to high volume purchasing, coupons and other savings on products ranging from office supplies to grocery items.

AT&T Business

AT&T has business offerings for businesses of all sizes. Small businesses can get savings on phone and Internet bundles. Or you can sign up and purchase smartphones for you and/or your employees.

Verizon Business

Verizon also offers business plans for phone, Internet and various bundles of services. These may be helpful particularly for your communications needs.

Starbucks Office Coffee

If you want to keep your employees wide-eyed throughout the work day, you can provide them with various Starbucks coffee and tea products right in your office through the Starbucks Office Coffee program.

Dollar Tree Direct to Business

Dollar Tree offers savings to businesses including restaurants, event planners, cleaning services and even non-profits. You can sign up for an account online and compare prices to get the best deals.

Sherwin-Williams Pro

For contractors, Sherwin-Williams offers a pro account so that you can access savings and easily track your purchases.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Team and Corporate Sales

Whether your business sponsors a local sports team or you just want some apparel with your logo embroidered on it, you can get volume discounts through Dick’s business program.

Office Depot Business Solutions Division

Office Depot’s business program offers solutions for a variety of different industries. Along with products, you can even get access to services and support for your purchases.

Tractor Supply Co. Volume Discounts

While not completely exclusive to business customers, Tractor Supply Co. does offer volume discounts on things like agricultural and maintenance supplies that could be relevant to business customers.

Williams-Sonoma Business Sales

If you’re looking for high-end business gifts or gift cards for culinary items, Williams-Sonoma offers some savings for business customers, especially on large purchases.

Advance Auto Parts Professional

If you run an automotive business, you can save on select parts and rack up rewards by signing up for a professional account with Advance Auto Parts.

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Annie Pilon Annie Pilon is a Senior Staff Writer for Small Business Trends, covering entrepreneur profiles, interviews, feature stories, community news and in-depth, expert-based guides. When she’s not writing she can be found on her personal blog Wattlebird, and exploring all that her home state of Michigan has to offer.

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