This will change the way you use Amazon!
Amazon is the first place most of us turn to buy something online because it sells just about everything and you can surely find something for even the toughest person on your list.
Since I had been a part of this amazing organisation in the past I can literally tell you that it is one of the most customer centric company in the world.
And so today, I would like to share some tips and tricks that can help increase your shopping pleasure using the features which Amazon itself provides for its customers and which some maybe unaware of. These tricks could not only save you money but could also totally change the way you use Amazon.
Take Alexa's Help To Get You Offers
If you already have Alexa smart assistant at your home then why not ask some smart questions?
Your assistant can do your shopping on Amazon for you. For this you can say for example:
Alexa, find me Amazon Prime Day offers.
Your assistant will do the search and will tell you what the offers are on and if you want to buy the product or move on to the next offer.
Just make sure to ask Alexa to tell you what's in the cart before you go to checkout.
Lightening Deal - Join The Waiting List
It is typical for a popular item with a good discount to sell out within seconds.
And so if you don't get a chance to hit on that yellow colored Add To Cart button, make sure to hit that Silver color Join Waiting List button.
Consumers who get a chance to add the offered item in their basket have 15 minutes to complete the purchase. If they don't, the item gets disappear from the cart and is made available again. So, it's worth getting on the waiting list in order to get a chance to place the order. Make sure to checkout within 15 minutes.
Free Amazon Prime Every Year
Ok many would know that you get a free Amazon Prime trial for 30 days and after that you need to pay.
While Amazon Prime is indeed a very good subscription since it brings to you a ton of features and benefits i.e. from free fast deliveries, getting access to some deals a little earlier than others, to watching free movies and tv shows and what not, yet there can be a chance that some may not want to opt for the paid Prime subscription due to some reasons, mostly could be if they don't do regular online shopping.
But in any condition if you had tried for Prime trial, chances are you would have enjoyed the service. And if you think after the trial the game is over then you are wrong.
Amazon being the customer centric company gives its customers the chance to use 30-day Amazon Prime free trial every year.
So if its more than a year since your last free Prime trial, you can opt for this free 30day subscription again.
Don't Ignore The Refurbished Products
Another category page that is filled with great deals and yet is often overlooked. We are talking about the refurbished category.
Many may be unaware that this marketplace platform also allows you to find refurbished products at low prices.
To navigate on to this category, click on Today's Deals > Refurbished & Open Box
The items do come with warranty as well. For more information though make sure to pay attention to the details mentioned on the product page so as not to have any unpleasant surprises later.
Just so you are aware, items under refurbished section not necessarily means that these will be second hand or refurbished.
You will also find many products in all categories who just happen to have a slightly damaged packaging box and are therefore sold at a lower price than new when the product has not been damaged at all.
To find out in detail why the item is in the reconditioned category, look for details on the product page.
More Sections To Explore Under Today's Deals
The Today's Deals section which you see on the homepage of Amazon has quite few useful sections of its own which is not limited to Refurbished section only.
Under the Today's Deals you'll find sections for Deals, Coupons, Subscribe & Save, Clearance, etc.
So make sure to explore them. Once you get familiar with these sections, it will be very easy for you lookout for the offers that you know will interest you.
You can also apply the filters and choose among different categories under the Deals section and can then bookmark the URL page. In this way you can simply click on the bookmarked link the next time you want to visit and it will load up the desired filtered deals page which you had selected earlier in just 1-click.
Is The New Price The Lowest?
From experience, the Amazon and the third party sellers are regularly well placed in terms of price.
However, if you want to check if the offered price of any product is the lowest till now, you can visit CamelCamelCamel website which continuously scans the prices of a large number of Amazon products and offers you a very precise graph of the price history.
This makes it possible to compare the best known price with the current price, the periods when the product is the cheapest or see if it is regularly offered for sale.
Wait it does not end here! If you do a quick signup for an account (registration is free), you can also create your own personalized email alerts. In this way you can indicate the tariff from which you wish to be alerted of a change.