Purchasing Through Amazon Business

Principal Investigators (PIs) with RFCUNY issued Purchasing Cards (P-Cards) can utilize RFCUNY’s centralized Amazon Business account to make business purchases on Amazon.com.  Through Amazon Business, PIs will have access to all items available on the standard Amazon.com site, plus additional business‐specific items.

Business-specific categories approved for university-wide purchase include:

  • Books
  • Office supplies
  • Classroom, school, art supplies, and materials
  • Scientific equipment and lab supplies
  • Home and kitchen
  • Musical instruments
  • Animal supplies, equipment, and food

All purchases must be made with a RFCUNY P-Card and adhere to RFCUNY purchasing guidelines and policies. Personal credit/debit cards, reward cards, gift cards, or credit/debit cards issued by other institutions cannot be used to facilitate payment of orders. Orders must be shipped to a CUNY or other affiliated business address. Orders shipped to home addresses are prohibited.

The account is subject to audit. Non-compliance may lead to suspension or revocation of the RFCUNY Amazon Business account.

To request an account email AmazonBusiness@rfcuny.org using a @cuny.edu email address.

Other Considerations

Amazon Business provides free two-day shipping on Prime eligible items with no order minimum sold or fulfilled by Amazon through April 30, 2024.  

Submitted orders cannot exceed $4,999.  

RFCUNY’s tax exemption will automatically be applied to eligible purchases from Amazon.com LLC, Amazon Digital Services LLC, Warehouse Deals LLC, Amazon Services LLC or other participating sellers (some third-party sellers may still charge tax).


Amazon Business Customer Service Team

Amazon Business/RFCUNY
Procurement and Payables

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