Mount Holyoke College Policy

Effective November 1, 2013 the College began requiring that employees purchasing on behalf of the institution using the email address will need to create a personal account in order to make future personal purchases due to the MA Sales Tax implications.  All current and future purchases on with an email address must have that Amazon account deemed "Tax Exempt" and must be done so through OPS.

Amazon Business

Mount Holyoke College and Amazon have partnered to enable the Amazon Punchout Catalog in OPS effective July 1, 2015.  Mount Holyoke College is the first institution of higher education in the United States to go live with the Amazon Business Punchout Catalog.  If you do not yet have a user account in OPS please complete the User Access Application Form or contact

Important: Use of a account for personal purchases can jeopardize the Sales Tax Exempt status of Mount Holyoke College.

Amazon Prime

Under the current College policy Amazon Prime is considered a personal membership and is not a reimbursable expense unless otherwise pre-approved.