Written by Babar Beacon
⊂ Updated: 05/03/2019 ⊃
(words:3800 Pages:11 It can take 10-15 minutes reading, about Amazon savvy shopping tips in detail)
(words:3800 Pages:11 It can take 10-15 minutes reading, about Amazon savvy shopping tips in detail)
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(It’s not a point on list but Promolily mission, the attitude and approach of a savvy shopper)
Amazon when founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994, nobody predicted that the online booker store is going to be an American tech giant and the largest e-commerce company in the world with revenue of US$ 136 billion. Amazon truly revolutionized the way people do shop. With the presence in all top world markets; United States, UK, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Brazil, Japan, Australia, China and India, you can buy everything imaginable on Amazon.
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Amazon truly revolutionized the way people do shop. With the presence in all top world markets; United States, UK, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Brazil, Japan, Australia, China and India, you can buy everything imaginable on Amazon.
From Amazon guaranteed fast delivery, guaranteed low price, Prime features to its own devices and now even physical stores, it introduced the best experience for shoppers worldwide.
As e-retailer it offers unlimited features for its buyers. But it’s never been the easiest site to explore. To be honest I am unable to fully discover and use these amazing offers.
Here is the list of top points which savvy shoppers can use conveniently to enhance their experience with Amazon and save thousands of dollars in their routine purchasing. The purpose of this post is to help consumers to buy items at lowest prices, faster & safe delivery, get maximum benefits and all that conveniently.
It is not very easy task to become Amazon Savvy Shopper. Of course there is a learning curve that requires you to practice the following points and use tricks personally in your regular Amazon shopping. It takes time but shortly you will be a truly an Amazon Smart Savvy Shopper.
Amazon account is the easiest way to shop and provides the better environment when you do regular shop at Amazon site
The very first point on the whole way of savvy shopping at Amazon is to create your account. Amazon account is the easiest way to shop and provides the better environment when you do regular shop at Amazon site. It saves your address for shipment, payment info, wish list watch list shopping list and all other means to facilitate you all the way..
Amazon offers a range of special deals daily that you can check using Amazon Assistant
Amazon Assistant is a browser extension (also available as Android & IPhone App) that allows you to benefit updated deals in real-time. You don’t need to log in Amazon site to add to your wish list or to find a deal for your shopping list.
Amazon offers a range of special deals daily that you can check using Amazon Assistant. You can also add items from other stores to keep price check and comparisons.
Now we come to the best but premium offer by Amazon; Amazon Prime.
With a considerable fee of $99 you really need to assess the actual value it will to you savvy shopping mission
It is a premium feature that provides added benefits to Amazon shoppers. You have to subscribe a $99 membership for whole year. With a considerable fee of $99 you really need to assess the actual value it will contribute to your savvy shopping mission.
From free speedy shipment of over 50 million items, to exclusive deals, free photo storage, music & videos, free e-books, dash buttons and all added features Amazon Prime well worth its premium.
There are over 85 million prime memberships on Amazon but most of members only realize it for free and speedy deliveries. But surprisingly there are more than 20 terrific benefits and bonuses especially for prime members you may not be using and that keep growing.
If you are frequent shopper of Amazon then we recommend you to subscribe the membership and start saving money through a whole bunch of prime tricks.
Try Amazon Prime | Enjoy 30 days free trial
If you shop regular on Amazon, its only 2-day free delivery with no limit of items in your cart justifies the Prime membership for whole year. Read in detail the added 25 Prime benefits every savvy shopper must enjoy to maximize the value out of $99 membership
You can find very best deals through coupons even for expensive categories such as electronics, automotive, Jewelry and clothing etc
Amazon coupons are the other best way to save when you are shopping for regular items; grocery & food, health & beauty etc. You can find coupons to save you upto 25% of product price.
Amazon coupons make it easy to use a coupon code, just clip the coupons of items on your wants list with a single click and the discount will be automatically applied at checkout.
You can find very best deals through coupons even for expensive categories such as electronics, automotive, Jewelry and clothing etc.
Amazon Coupon Deals are always there to save you and that keep adding more and more. It maintains two different sections for coupons; Gold Box coupon deals, Prime Pantry coupon deals and Categorized coupon deals.
These are the kind of hand-picked deals and keep adding every day
Amazon Lightning Deals are the part of its Gold Box and provide a huge collection of deals from almost all categories of items. If you are looking for best bargain then it is an ideal place on Amazon to see first for everything.
You can find thousands of items enlisted in lightning deals and save terrific amount of money on your purchasing.
These are the kind of hand-picked deals and keep adding every day. So this can be the first choice for savvy shoppers to visit and enjoy big bargains. And yes these deals come and sold out in minutes or time out in hours. So you need to be very quick to pick you required product and checkout.
Go to | Lightning Deals
Subscribe and save upto 15% on thousands of items with Free shipment
Amazon offers subscribe and save program for regular items and routine essentials. When you subscribe for items you enjoy a regular shipment of specific items. Savvy shoppers can save upto 15% when subscribe at least 5 items to be shipped monthly or standard 5% off on all other low quantity shipments. Shipment is same day & free for all and you also save time and money.
You can set schedule of delivery. If you are a savvy shopper then don’t miss the convenience of saving time and money from Amazon Subscribe & Save program.
Bonus Tip: You save 15% of entire value of your order so big order big discount. Subscribe to all items you need at home on regular basis it will save you more.
Deal is depends upon the condition grade of product ranging from Refurbished to Like new and very good or acceptable
Amazon Warehouse is an ideal place for those who don’t mind for open-box, like-new and pre-owned items. Obviously these offer come with huge discounts as per condition of products.
Being a savvy shopper you must check Amazon Warehouse Deals where you can find almost everything from electronics items to households. Most of items are slightly used or like-new even having price tags with.
The items damaged in transit, returned products from customers, and all products from third parties which are in perfect condition but Amazon make it huge discounted for savvy shoppers.
I personally always consider Amazon Warehouse for my electronics or households of my wish list. Surprisingly you can find best items on best price not comparable to market price and these items are backed with Amazon guarantee for upto $2500 plus shipment if any.
Deal is depends upon the condition grade of product ranging from Refurbished to Like new and very good or acceptable. But the best thing is these items come with complete details of its condition or if any notable fault or damage is there.
So shop Amazon Warehouse occasionally to save hundreds of bucks but carefully considering all information you have or described by Amazon.
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You can find amazing markdowns and overstock deals on almost everything essential upto 50% off, in the Amazon outlet stores.
Now you don’t need to wait for any possible rebate
Amazon mail-in and online rebates make it easy to check for any possible rebate using your order number and email address. They inform you if any rebate for you making whole the process very easy.
So if you are not sure about any deal or promotion then Amazon will help you to enjoy a price reduction if available without wasting your time.
Go to | Amazon Mail-in Rebate
The prices keep fluctuating on Amazon every time
So it is important for savvy shoppers to keep close eye on the prices of items they want to buy. You can tack the price of any item using third party Apps or websites.
You can use Amazon Assistant for this purpose. One of famous website which provides the facility to check the price fluctuation and even price history of a particular product is CamelCamelCamel. It will keep eye on price change and will inform you through email when price dope occurs.
There are other relevant benefits you can enjoy having free account on this website. It will facilitate you to identify sales cycle of an item and will keep you well informed throughout the process of savvy shopping so feel free to use.
“You relax us we rebate you”
Of course Amazon do care of their shoppers who make easy and non-rush the whole process of shipment for Amazon
The shipping is free on Amazon. Whether you are a prime member or non-prime you can enjoy the free shipment on your orders. But being a non-prime shopper you have to order at least $35.
All savvy shoppers can enjoy free shipping without paying $99 for prime by just changing their buying orders and schedules. Simply add items of your wish list to your Amazon Cart and check out on attaining $35. This strategy works similar to Amazon Prime Pantry but more flexible.
It will not take too long to fill the “non-prime pantry” of $35. It’s not a big deal if you do shop regularly on Amazon. So enjoy free shipment at all.
Go to | Amazon Home
You can support charitable activities simply shopping at AmazonSmile
AmazonSmile is separate sub-domain site from main Amazon where a proportion of your shopping is donated to charitable organizations around the world.
You can support charitable activities simply shopping at AmazonSmile. It is featured the same vast collection millions of items and competitive prices. You can select any charity from over a million organizations around the world.
When you buy there using the same account, Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible purchases to you selected organization to contribute value to society.
It may not save you more money but being a savvy shopper you can contribute for well and good of the society. And it will help you to have inner peace and satisfaction.
Go to | Amazon Smile
Amazon offers this facility in collaboration with the publishers of these books so that a valued search can be provided to readers who want to shop over Amazon
Amazon allows its shoppers specially those who are interested in the initial business department of Amazon; books, to make a content search. There are hundreds of thousands of titles available in this program to facilitate the readers in finding the perfect stuff.
Amazon offers this facility in collaboration with the publishers of these books so that a valued search can be provided to readers who want to shop over Amazon.
Following the security measures Amazon takes to safe guard the copyright, you can check the content of a book you are interested to read. If you are a book reader than try this before buying your next read.
Go to | Amazon Advance Content Search
There are two additional tools which can help you to do better shopping; ASR and Amazon Product Reviews
Amazon Sales Rank is a star indication of the popularity of an item on Amazon. It shows the general information about people interest and what they say about a specific product. Amazon uses this customer feedback to order its best sellers lists and ranking of products and sellers.
Product Reviews are always important to consider an item for final purchase. It also comes from general customers and most of the time you can trust these reviews. You can also use third party tools such as Fakespot or ReviewMeta to check the authenticity of reviews.
Being a smart savvy shopper, I recommend you to use these tools before final purchase.
Check Amazon Product Reviews Authenticity:
Using Amazon popular Trade-in Program you can sell your old stuff on high prices comparatively and convert its value into Amazon Gift Card
This point refers to the point #14 “Factor your budget” of our detailed post on “How to become smart savvy shopper?”
Being a savvy shopper you can find a way to factor your shopping budget and Amazon provide the ideal place to accomplish it. Using Amazon popular Trade-in Program you can sell your old stuff on high prices comparatively and convert its value into Amazon Gift Card.
If have an old Kindle e-reader that you want to upgrade. You can exchange it with equal value of Gift Card to ultimately factor your budget for new Kindle. Currently Amazon also offers a $20 e-reading credit when you trade-in your stuff for Gift Card.
Amazon Trade-in Program is there for almost any durable stuff; Books, CDs & DVDs, Devices etc. check into your closet orphans or elsewhere.
“Be nice and get refunds”
Amazon Price-match Refund:
You can link this heading to the point # 17 “Familiarize Yourself” on “How to become smart savvy shopper?”
“If you find a lower price somewhere else we will refund you under our policy of Price-Match Guarantee”
If your search couldn’t come out with a better price somewhere else for an expensive item and you finally buy it on Amazon. It is the policy of Amazon from the very beginning to be the lowest price store and they honor their policy.
If you purchased an item on Amazon and after that you find a better deal somewhere else for same product you can possibly get refund of the difference. Amazon provides Price-match refunds especially on TVs and cellphones under Amazon Price-Match Guarantee Program.
The make and model of product should be the same. You need to contact Amazon customer service within two weeks of shipment.
Price Drop Cash Back:
Get your cash back even after purchasing an item which price dropped just after you purchased.
As Amazon prices keep fluctuating even many times a day, so it is quite possible to make a transaction just a minute before the price drop or bargain. Even if you face this kind of bad luck Amazon is there to release your pain.
Contact Amazon customer service within a week using live chat, email or call you can get the difference refunded.
Refund or Replacement for damaged item:
“You are not alone anywhere in any case we are here for you”
If you get damaged or broken item when shipped, you can contact customer service. Amazon will refund you the price plus shipment if any in case of third party seller or replace the order with a new item and deliver you a new shipment.
Be Nice and Get a Refund of Forgotten Prime Account:
Amazon offers many free trial services such as Amazon Prime. You can get benefit using these premium services for a specific time spam and after that it is systematized to be activated automatically.
In case you were not in plan to activate premium service but forgot to cancel before expiration of trial, it will be activated for next term using your account balance. In this disturbing situation one option is to leave it as activated and enjoy premium services.
The other option is what we are talking about here in this point, get refund of forgotten premium plan. Be nice to customer service, request for refund and cancellation of service. Most probably Amazon will refund your balance and cancel the plan.
Refund for Guaranteed Delivery Policy:
Amazon is committed to its Guaranteed Lowest Price as well as Guaranteed Fast Deliver” policies.
Amazon delivers your shipment as per delivery time commitment. If the shipment of guaranteed delivery items was not delivered to you according to stated time for any reason you can get reward for late shipment.
They will compensate you either way; refund your shipment cost or reward you with an extension of one month Prime Membership.
Refund or Replacement of Stolen Shipment:
Amazon will refund for your stolen shipment or will replace your order. If you face this mishap then contact Amazon Customer Service.
These were some situations when you can contact Amazon Customer Service for refund or replacement.
Amazon provides a facility called Amazon Lockers which holds your order for a specific time; usually three working days
If you face missing deliveries or expect problems in shipment delivery to your door step you can use a pickup location to deliver your order safely. Amazon provides a facility called Amazon Lockers which holds your order for a specific time; usually three working days. You can pick your package personally from Amazon Locker to make it more safe and secret.
To add Pickup Location: go to “Manage addresses” section of your account and here Add a New Address of pickup location around.
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All items with a blue bag of “Add-on Item” are eligible for free shipping but with qualifying orders.
Amazon offers hundreds of thousands of low-end add-on items such as DVD, toilet papers or any small but useful goods. Because these items are cost-prohibited to ship on their own so Amazon offers these products as add-on items and ship them as a part of your regular order of $25. All items with a blue bag of “Add-on Item” are eligible for free shipping but with qualifying orders. So when you are adding products in your cart, consider these add on items as well.
You can find thousands of third party sellers on Amazon that don’t require charging sales tax. So you can enjoy low price keeping an eye on the sellers and sales tax charges in your cart section.
Amazon is a very price efficient marketplace and it maintains its policies and strategies across all markets and websites. But it you are keen to shop a cheaper item then possibility is always there that you can find a better price on other country Amazon site. Keep in mind the difference of products.
Amazon Family program is saving heaven on your journey of parenting. It offers many exclusive baby kids & toys deals including upto 20% off on diapers and baby food and 15% baby registry completion discount.
It has a subscription charges to enjoy Amazon Family benefits but for Prime Members the Amazon Family subscription is absolutely free. You can enjoy all the Family deals with no extra expense of separate subscription.
It provides endless kid-stuff and exclusive promotions for parents. It is limited to one person in a household. But considering its ease and benefits, Amazon Family is the need of all parents.
Take it as bonus tip:
You can find and see a wish list or registry of a person using his/her name or email address. Amazon only allows searching lists which are set to public otherwise you will need a direct link to access lit. Surprise your loved ones with gifts of items in their wish list.
“Why not enjoy Free 30 Day Prime Trial”
All premium features of Amazon such as Amazon Prime, Amazon Family, Music and Videos etc. come with a trial period. If you don’t want to subscribe these paid services you can still enjoy for a limited time. You can benefit from premium services for at least 30 days. You can use your trial offer in a month when you are expected to shop more for some reasons. Check all the premium services with trial period, subscribe and if you don’t want to activate for next term, cancel it before the expiration of trial or select “Do not Continue” in Prime Membership management section.
Let’s know which trick you are already using and which one we missed here – add in comments – to make it more Amazon savvy post
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