Amazon.com has been known for quite some time in the World Wide Web however there are some still a few things that people do not know about when it comes to purchasing products from this website.
Here is a quick guide that will help you to get the most out of Amazon.com and thus save a lot of money in the process. These tricks are surely to work all around the year without any hassle.
Following are 5 things you must know before buying anything on amazon.com.
1. Get a refund whenever the price of your item drops
There is nothing worse than purchasing something for one price and seeing its price drop after a few days of your purchase. If you happen to have brought your item directly from Amazon.com then you can contact their customer service within 7 days of delivery and ask for a refund for your product.
2. Share you Prime membership with another person
If you have an Amazon Prime account then you can give access to the free two-day shipping, Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, Prime Early Access, and Prime Exclusive Deals to one other person other than yourself with whom you might supposedly share your address with.
To add someone, all you need to do is go over to Amazon and go to “Manage your Content and Devices”. You will find a settings tab there where an option of “Invite an Adult” will be present under the “Household and Family Library”.
Previously Amazon used to allow this sharing of services amongst four adults in total but as of August 2015 they brought it down to only one adult (plus four other children). However, the adult with whom the services are shared with are provided a lot of exclusive services.
3. Make them donate whenever you purchase anything
Whenever you shop using the URL smile.amazon.com, 0.5% of all of your purchases get transferred to a charity of your choice. The items and prices are all the same over here on this website. You just get the added benefit of helping someone in need.
4. Get your Prime membership extended for a whole month
If you have Amazon Prime membership and any one of your package gets delivered late you can extend your Prime membership benefits for a whole month just by contacting the customer service. If you are not a Prime member then you wouldn’t get this benefit however your shipping costs will be refunded back to you.
You can use this tactic 12 times a year so every time your package gets delivered late you can just repeat this process. Amazon student accounts are not eligible for this extension.
5. Get free shipping by adding small items
If you purchase over $35 in qualified items then you get a free shipping for all the eligible items in your list. If you are a few dollars short then you can always add a few household items and thus make up for the missing digits.
If you cannot find anything suitable to buy at the moment just purchase an Amazon Gift Card which you can apply later on to your account for future purchases. It might not seem like a big deal but why should you pay for extra shipping when you can add bits of things and get it for free?