While this may lead to better pricing for small-business owners, you need to consider several risks if your company is starting to buy more from online distributors:
- The terms and conditions typically found in your purchase orders are superseded by the terms and conditions of the websites where you purchase.
- Your business is likely to have less leverage negotiating with Amazon than it will with a local distributor.
- Rogue purchasers—employees that spend company money without an approved budget—will be enabled by the ease with which they can order online.
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