Apple’s Volume Purchasing Now Open for Businesses

Through just a six step process, businesses can now start to purchasing applications from the App Store in bulk – or volume as the new program includes in its name. Announced just a few days ago, the new feature offered by Apple is now in full gear.

As Apple states on its new sub-domain dedicated to the feature that has launched as of today:

“Whether you’re providing apps to two employees or ten thousand, the Volume Purchase Program makes it simple to find, buy, and distribute the apps your business needs.

The Volume Purchase Program also provides a way to purchase custom B2B apps built by third-party developers to meet the unique needs of your business.

The Volume Purchase Program for Business is coming soon to businesses in the United States.”

The process of setting everything up seems fairly simple. Along with the basics, Apple states you’ll need a company credit card that can be charged and a D-U-N-S Duns & Bradstreet Number. Then you can start buying applications by the bulk and start distributing them within your company using provided download codes.

[Via Apple]

Seems Apple is taking its first step towards become a bit more business-savvy, and I’m liking that they’re deciding to be more open towards businesses’ needs. Maybe eventually then can take a firm stand against the Blackberry’s extremely business-friendly-ness.