Amazon.com, Inc., is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company Amazon Store based in Seattle, Washington. Furthermore, the company which works as Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994. The tech giants currently stand as one of the largest internet retailers in the world as measured by revenue and market capitalization. However, the second largest after Alibaba in terms of total sales.
Famously, the Amazon.com website which started as an online bookstore but has now diversified to sell video downloads/streaming, MP3 downloads/streaming, audiobook downloads/streaming, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry. Now you might be thinking of shopping at Amazon.com right away. It isn’t really a bad idea, but there are a few things I suppose you need to know.
First, we would see how you can successfully shop on Amazon.
How to Shop on Amazon
Before shopping, you will need a computer and internet connection. Also, put in mind that you will need a credit or debit card. Follow these steps to shop on Amazon.com.
The first thing you would have to do is to open the Amazon website which is amazon.com.
If you already a particular item you want to shop in mind, you could just type the name of the item in the search box along the top of the page and click the black GO button. Or you could just browse around or click on one of the categories on the left-hand side of the screen to see what’s available.
A new page will open with a list of items matching your search criteria. You can either narrow your search by typing in more ‘keywords’ in the search box and clicking GO, or you can just select an item from the list of items on the page.
Click on the picture or name of the item you would want to buy. A new page should open, displaying more details about the item. You can scroll down to see the product description and customer reviews.
If you want to buy the product later, you can just keep it for later by clicking on Add to Wish List and Amazon will save the details. If you want to buy the product now, click Add to Basket.
As in a real market, you keep picking items until you are done. If you have finish shopping, then you can click on Proceed to Checkout.
You will be asked to sign in. If you already have an account, you can go ahead and sign in. If you a new customer, you could just go ahead an open a new free Amazon account.
You’ll now be asked to enter a new delivery address. You will have to provide your name and the address where you’d like the item delivered. Then you can click on Continue.
A new page will open asking you to choose a delivery option. Those that are free will be marked ‘FREE’. Choose one and click Continue.
Next, you will be asked to choose a payment option. You can click Add a new card to add your credit or debit card details. When you are done entering the card details, you can click Continue.
Now you will be shown a review of your order, with the delivery address and billing information. However, you are supposed to go through them again and check if all the details are correct. Click Place your order after checking if they are correct.
That should do the trick for you. Furthermore, you just have to sit back and wait for your package to arrive.
How To Avoid Scams While Shopping On Amazon.com
However, as you would expect in an online market as big as Amazon, scammers are around. Here is how to shop safely and avoid buying a big old box of nothing.
Be wary of massive discount
This should not be new to you by now. Some offers are just too-goog-to-be-true. Though, you will probably find crazy deals on Amazon that are legitimate. But when a very expensive product is discounted more than 35%, you should probably be having a second thought. But keep in mind not all products with big discount are scams, most of them are perfectly fine.
Know a fake product review when you see one
However, just because a product has a few customer reviews doesn’t make the seller is legit. With all five-star reviews everywhere. Faking a review is not a difficult thing to do. And unless you see “verified purchase” tag you probably shouldn’t be taking reviews seriously anyway.
Don’t fall for sellers ploys
Being asked to email the seller is a red flag. Amazon scam artists are usually third-party sellers who try to convince you to do something out of the ordinary, like direct you off of Amazon’s site or ask for an odd type of payment. It is advisable you stay on Amazon’s site and only pay through their system.
Now you are good to go. Shopping on Amazon sometimes can be exciting, so enjoy. But keep mind all that was stated above and you will be fine. Visit Amazon Store