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Commenting capability brings more clarity to approval workflows

Approvers can now better communicate in workflows, increasing transparency and education.

When we launched Amazon Business in 2015 with approval workflows, we added an important layer of oversight for business purchases on Amazon. Now we’re making it even easier for businesses to exercise that oversight, by allowing approvers to include information about why a purchase has been approved or rejected.

We’ve added a comment box where approvers can, if they choose, add a message of up to 100 characters that will explain the decision to approve or reject a purchase.

When the approval or rejection has been submitted, the person who placed the order receives an email notification of the decision, including the comments provided by the approver.

The ability of the approver to add comments should benefit business customers by increasing transparency, educating buyers and reducing the frequency of rejected purchases.

Supporting local communities by volunteering our time

Amazon Business gives back with 10,961 meals created for hungry neighbors in Western Washington.

How innovation is positively impacting state government procurement

Evolving needs of state governments are being met through modernization of legacy processes

10 questions sellers like you are asking about Amazon Business

Third party sellers offer products to millions of business customers worldwide, including major hospital systems, governments, Fortune 50 companies, universities and more. Here's a Q&A of the top questions we get from them.