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dc.contributor.advisorLandale, Karen
dc.contributor.advisorMuir, William
dc.contributor.authorCanter, Holland D.
dc.contributor.authorGomez, Tabitha J.
dc.dateDec-17
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-07T20:36:22Z
dc.date.available2018-02-07T20:36:22Z
dc.date.issued2017-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/56880
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis project analyzes two e-commerce platforms--commercially-available Amazon Business, and federally-managed GSA Advantage--to assess the benefits and limitations of using the government purchase card (GPC) to buy from each platform. Spurred by the fact that senior acquisition leaders in the U.S. government are seeking ways to strategically manage their GPC spend, this research provides an unbiased look at these two popular e-commerce platforms. With comparisons based on prices, shipping costs, and shipping time, of commonly-purchased items, ease of use and customer satisfaction, and future improvement initiatives, we provide senior acquisition leaders the potential benefits, limitations, and risks of using Amazon Business and GSA Advantage for repetitive, GPC-based micro-purchases. We also provide ways each e-commerce platform can improve to meet the needs of its government users.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleAmazon business and GSA Advantage: a comparative analysisen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBusiness & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorGPCen_US
dc.subject.authore-commerceen_US
dc.subject.authormicro-purchaseen_US
dc.subject.authorAmazonen_US
dc.subject.authorGSA Advantageen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Air Forceen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Business Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineBusiness Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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