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The University of Vermont now has a partnership with Amazon Business in order to simplify the purchasing process, increase visibility, and allow you to take advantage of the wide selection and competitive prices of the Amazon marketplace. This central account will also ensure that your purchases are compliant with the University’s tax-exempt status.

Through this centralized Amazon Business account, you will have immediate access to:

  • Free 5-8-day shipping on orders over $25
  • Pricing and quantity discounts
  • Access to a specialized Customer Service team (866) 486-2360
  • Enhanced reporting features

As always, it is best to use UVM’s contracts and pricing agreements. Questions about UVM’s contracts and pricing agreements should be directed to
(Office supplies and scientific laboratory supplies are mandated through our Staples and Thermo Fisher contracts and are not allowable from Amazon.)

As of February 14, 2017, all Amazon accounts and purchases must be consolidated to the centralized University of Vermont Amazon Business account. If you are unsure of how to activate your account or use Amazon Business, please see the reference guide or accompanying videos for further guidance. These resources include instructions on what to do if you are already using your account on

Tax Refund Process

  1. Go to “Your Orders” on
  2. Locate the item that was charged tax and click the “Contact the Seller” button.
    • If the button is not there, call the ATEP support line at 1-888-280-9552.
  3. Enter the subject as “Tax Exemption Refund Request.”
  4. Include the order number and the amount charged.
  5. The seller is required to respond within 72 hours. The seller may ask for some additional information or they may simply issue the refund.

Please contact the PurCard team if you have further questions

Last modified February 11 2018 03:38 PM