11 Amazon Shopping Secrets That You Need To Know

11 Amazon Shopping Secrets That You Need To Know

While you’ve likely ordered something from Amazon before, are you sure you’re utilizing the site to its fullest capabilities? With millions of products in various categories, such as home, fashion, beauty, electronics, and more, right at your fingertips – there are some things you should know to ensure your shopping experience is as seamless and rewarding as possible. Want to know a secret? We’ve done some digging and found 11 Amazon shopping tips that you need to know. 

Check out these Amazon shopping secrets before you hit ‘Checkout’

Sign Up For Amazon Prime

If you shop on Amazon somewhat regularly and haven’t signed up for Prime yet, it’s time to do so! Amazon Prime is just $9.99 a month and includes fast and free delivery on millions of items, streaming TV shows and movies on Prime Video, early access to deals, and more! Prime Delivery alone makes the membership totally worth it, as we all know how expensive shipping can be!

Subscribe & Save

For those repeat buys, like cleaning supplies, for example, check if they’re eligible for Subscribe & Save! The subscription allows you to select the quantity and schedule of the item(s) you’d like to receive on a regular basis, while giving you a discount. There are no fees, and you can cancel anytime. It’s a win-win!

Shop Pre-Owned

Did you know that you can shop for secondhand deals on Amazon? In Amazon’s Warehouse section, you can find millions of pre-owned, used, and open-box items, including computers, tablets, home goods, cameras, TVs, and more, marked lower than they would normally be new. 

Create A Wish List

Creating a Wish List on Amazon ensures you’re always able to find the items you covet, as well as keep track of price changes. Prices are constantly going up and down on Amazon, and the easiest way to keep tabs on price deductions is by adding items to your wish list for updates. 

Read Reviews

It probably goes without saying, but here we are saying it anyway. Read. The. Reviews. With the amount of products and sellers on Amazon, you want to be sure you’re shopping from a trustworthy seller and actually receive what you’re expecting. You’ll find Amazon reviews can be brutally honest and are always worth a read! If a listing has little to no reviews, maybe skip it for now. 

Always Check The Deals Section

Amazon’s Deals Store tab is always up to date with the latest deals across various categories, including home, electronics, fashion, and more. Give it a browse to find items at a bargain! 

Wait For Sales Events

Sometimes, it’s worth waiting for a sales event. Amazon’s Prime Day event is when you’ll find the best deals on your favourite products, and this year, the website is even hosting a Big Spring Sale, offering a ton of discounts for a total of 5 days! Sales events are the perfect time to stock up on essentials as well as purchase big-ticket items (like a TV).  

Use Filters

With the sheer amount of products listed on the Amazon website, it’s easy to get lost in it all. When you’re looking for something specific, be sure to use the filters on the left-hand side to narrow down your search. The same goes for shopping in departments.

Support Small Businesses

Some stray away from Amazon because they’d rather support small businesses. What if we told you that you could do both? In the filters section, check off “Small Businesses” to shop items listed from small businesses.

Use Coupons

To earn extra savings, check out Amazon’s limited-time coupon selection here. To redeem a coupon, “clip” it and then add the item to your cart. The discount will be automatically applied when you check out. 

Check The Return Policy 

While most sellers offer a returns policy equivalent to Amazon’s, if it’s not a Prime purchase, the policy may vary. In general, Amazon’s return policy is a standard 30-day return period.

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