How To Buy On Amazon

shopping on Amazon

Everyone is shopping online these days, specifically on Amazon. How do you make purchases with this major online retail giant?

If you’re new to the game don’t worry. You’re going to understand here in just a minute how easy it is to shop online and how to buy on Amazon.

Search For Your Item

The first step is to know how to search for the items you want. Using the search tools available you can browse all kinds of items.

Amazon really strives to be a one stop shop. Also, it’s important to note that you can use the Amazon shopping app if you download it from the Google Play Store. That would make shopping on your phone even easier.

Naturally, you can of course just visit the website, too. It all depends on how you want to shop with Amazon. Use the site or the app, find the items you want, and then you are ready to proceed to checkout. You have a digital shopping cart and you can remove items added if you change your mind.

Amazon Shopping Tips

Amazon has become the largest online retailer in the world for several reasons. Understanding several key shopping tips can make you buying experience better and in many cases even more affordable.

1. Price drops. Have you ever seen something on sale right after you buy it?

If that happens with something you have bought on Amazon contact customer service within 7 days to get a refund for the difference. You can contact them via email, online chat, or by phone. Yes, they have live customer service.

2. Price matching refund. This applies to t.v.s and cell phones.

If you see a better price at another retail store such as Walmart or Best Buy contact customer service to get a refund for the difference. You have 14 days to make your request.

3. Amazon trade in program. Amazon really does a good job of eliminating any reason for you to shop elsewhere.

Cell phones, DVDs, CDs, textbooks, and video games are good examples of this. Trade them back to Amazon and get an Amazon gift card for future purposes. This works because you can buy used items on Amazon as well as new ones.

4. Price drop alerts. One way to save on future purchases is to track when an item you are thinking about buying goes down in price. Use a price drop app such as Camel Camel Camel to receive an email or text when the price goes down on Amazon.

5. Amazon Gold Box and Amazon Coupons. Amazon does big business on Black Friday.

However, were you aware many items on sale can be purchased at the sale price on Amazon Gold Box. You can even use Amazon coupons to save money as well.

Amazon students6. Amazon student. Students can join Amazon Prime for $49 a year, a $50 savings on the first year.

It comes with a 6-month free trial. This is another example of the genius of Amazon as they lock in future customers at a young age.

Buying Food

Did you know that you can even order groceries with Amazon? Currently, this service is only available in select cities.

In 2017 Amazon also bought Whole Foods for $13.7B Dollars. This gives them a retail store for you to buy food as well.

Amazon Prime

You must be a Prime member in order to use the service, too. Speaking of Amazon Prime you might want to check it out. More and more people are signing up for the benefits.

Amazon Prime is a $79-per-year shipping discount service available for select items sold on Amazon. Prime offers you unlimited 2-day shipping with no minimum order size and a flat rate of $4 per item for one-day shipping.

There is a charge, but you get quite a few advantages. It might be a good idea if you plan to do a lot of online shopping with Amazon in the near future.

Also, Amazon allows you to share your Prime account with family members. Amazon allows you to invite up to four family members to enjoy the fast shipping by going to the Prime Central page and clicking Invite a household member. They will need to know your birthday.

Checking Out

buying on line using your mobile phoneWhen you get the items you want in your shopping cart you are going to be clicking on a button that says ‘proceed to checkout.’

Once you do that you are going to see your shopping cart. You can then take the time to look it over and make sure everything is accurate.

Have you already created an account? If not, don’t worry as you will be able to do that right now.

If you have already created an account then you can simply sign in to Amazon. Once you have done that you’re going to be filling out your payment information, and you’re going to be choosing your shipping option. You naturally are going to provide your shipping address, too.

Do you have any promo codes or a gift card to use? You will be able to provide that information as well. Once you have done all of the above, you will be given the chance to review and then you click on ‘place your order.’

Summary: Buying On Amazon

It’s that easy shopping with Amazon. And what’s great is the next time you shop it will be even easier especially if you join Amazon Prime.

You will know exactly what to do and you will be an online shopping pro. Who knows, maybe you will be taking advantage of that grocery service too. Amazon Fresh is what it’s called.

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8 Comments

  1. Tyler

    This is an interesting article, and I’m not sure there enough like this.

    I already knew most of this information, but there are definitely those that don’t who will quickly get left behind when malls start closing their doors (some already have), and shopping shifts entirely to online.

    It’s just so much easier to shop from home, just like almost everything is starting to be.

    I’m currently doing everything in my power to work from home and will continue to do so.

    Thanks for the good article.

    • Bishop

      You are welcome Tyler and thank you for the comment. Amazon is growing exponentially and most people are not aware of the advantage of buying on Amazon, one of the reasons I decided to write this article.

      Working from home definitely got its perks, and more and more people are looking for ways to work from home and walk away from their 9 to 5 jobs. Wish you all the best going forward. You can learn a lot from Wealthy Affiliate to speed up your process.

  2. Adamuts

    I absolutely love what I read in this insightful article because it is full of great information. This is fascinating and interesting to me. This is an eye opener article on shopping with Amazon, and the price drop alerts are q huge strategy that customers can take advantage of.

    Teenagers are growing rapidly on Amazon and I now see the reasons. The $49 for a prime membership for a year makes it huge savings for the first year. Shopping on your phone is what makes it possible to shop on Amazon and teenagers live there.

    Your article gave me an insight about getting discount on every goods purchase and ways to be known when prices drop. I have been shopping on Amazon for long but I finally get the tips on easy shopping on Amazon. Regards 

    • Bishop

      Adfamuts, I could not have said better, you mention all the major points that Amazon is using and that is the reason they are having such massive success. thank you for your comment and insights.

  3. JJ

    Hi David, just before reading this article I wondered why I would want to read about How to buy on Amazon. Isn’t there only one way to buy? I now see that I have been buying so many items without using all these discount facilities and buying options…..and with a number of items it really does add up to quite a sum. I am going to be using these tips. Only Prime Membership would not apply to me. Thank you, David!!!

    • Bishop

      Yes, it is a simple article but can mount up to huge savings. If you are going to market products online using Amazon, is a good way to advise your potential customers the huge savings that are available to them. Thank you for the good read.

  4. Ola

    This is a concise and informative blog post. I am just getting to know how to buy on Amazon, You have thoroughly explained in details from a different perspective for everyone digesting this post to understand the major points and tips shared in this article.

    I like the trade in that Amazon offers and the idea of seeing lower prices elsewhere that 14-day window to get the difference by contacting Amazon I think is huge.

    The Amazon shopping tips are quite on point and I learned alot from it. Thanks so much for opening my eyes to the beauty of this article.

    • Bishop

      Amazon sales are growing by the day, and people need to know the full potential of buying products on Amazon and the buying challenges they offer to their customers.

      Happy to see that you enjoy these tips and the 14-day window they offer for seeing prices on certain items at a lower price. Amazon really makes it possible to shop with them and beat out their competitors. Thank you.

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