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 Business 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

Checkout Instructions - Click here

Tax:  Occasionally a third party seller will charge tax. Amazon Tax Refund Procedures

Troubleshooting:  Occasionally orders are halted in the system see Amazon Order Troubleshooting

Amazon Business Enhanced Punchout Workflow - Click here

IMPORTANT: Use of an account for personal purchases is not permitted since it can jeopardize the Sales Tax Exempt status of Mount Holyoke College.

Amazon Prime

Under the current program Amazon Prime is part of the business package.  Any additional memberships are considered personal and are not reimbursable.