Note: I have consulted book 501 Web Site Secrets by Michael Miller for writing this article.
Amazon Tips and Tricks
Amazon - Introduction to Amazon : -
Amazon offers millions of items for sale in most major product categories. Amazon got its start selling books.today Amazon is more than a bookstore.
You do not need Credit Card to pay on Amazon :-
A credit card is not mandatory when you're purchasing at Amazon. While it's certainly the most convenient way to pay, it's not the only way to pay. In addition to the standard method of entering your credit card information online, Amazon lets you call in your credit card number over the phone or pay by check or money order. These options are all available on every order form when you check out.
Don't Know What to Buy Someone? Use Amazon's Gift Wizard :-
When you have no idea what to give you frien on birthday, let Amazon figure out what they'll like by using Amazon's Gift Wizard. You access the Gift Wizard,go to See More Stores ->Gifts Store and then clicking the By Recipient link.Now you need to enter some information about the person (like male, female, or a kid) for which you wants to by a gift. At the end of the process you'll have a short list of recommended items.
Shop at Amazon from Your Cell Phone :-
If you have Internet-enabled cell phones, you can shop at Amazon from just about anywhere using the Amazon Anywhere service. You can direct your cell phone's Web browser to the Amazon Anywhere site and place your order over the wireless Internet. To do so, visit www.amazon.com/phone/. One use of Amazon Anywhere is to compare prices when you're out shopping at a bricks-and-mortar retailer.
Read Books Online :-
Amazon includes samples from books-in some cases, complete chapters! That's right, many book product listings include sample text that you can read on your computer screen. Just click the Look Inside This Book link under the cover picture and then browse through the available pages. You'd be surprised at the amount of content you can read for free-without making a single purchase!
Earn Money from your web site :-
To earn money from Amazon you need to join Amazon Associates program. When visitors follow your link over to Amazon and make their purchase there, you'll earn commissions on all items sold. Amazon Associates earn money for every item their visitors buy from Amazon- as long as they get to Amazon from a link on the Associate's Web site. The commission rate varies according to volume and other variables, but averages around 5 percent, with a maximum of 15 percent under certain conditions.
All you have to do is sign up for the program, put a few links to Amazon on your Web site, and let Amazon do the rest. You can even include a link to the Amazon Shopping Cart, so that visitors can purchase from Amazon directly from your site.
If you actually have products to sell, Amazon will help you sell them. Amazon Marketplace :If you have something to sell-even if it's just a used book or CD-the Amazon Marketplace is the place to be. Marketplace items are listed in the Marketplace store. Customer pay Amazon, and then Amazon informs you of the sale and transfers payment. You ship the item to the customer.
You pay 99 cents to list an item in the Marketplace and then pay Amazon a percentage of the final selling price. Each listing lasts for 60 days.
Use Amazon to Find Movie Showtimes :-
Here's a service you'd never imagine Amazon would offer-movie showtimes. You can even have Amazon send you regular e-mails containing this showtime information. go to www.amazon.com/movies/ tp check movie showtimes. Enter your zip code and Amazon will list all your nearby theaters and their schedules. This page also includes links to current movie trailers that you can play on your desktop.
Money saving tip - Combine Your Orders for Free Shipping :-
When you order more than one item, you can choose to group all the items into a single shipment, which reduces your shipping charges. In fact, if your order runs $25 or more of qualifying products, you're eligible for free Super Saving Shipping-assuming you've chosen this group shipping option.
Search tips - Sort Your our Search Results :-
By default, the results of an Amazon product search are displayed with featured items first, and then sorted by sales level. Search can sorted by pulling down the Sort By list then and selecting one of these options:
Average customer review
Price (lowest to highest)
Price (highest to lowest)
Alphabetical (A to Z)
Alphabetical (Z to A)
Create a Personal About You Page :-
If you want people to know a little more about you, Amazon lets you create your own personal About You Web page on the Amazon site. You can use this page to display a short bio, picture, and your Wish List. To create an About You page, select the Your Store tab in the Amazon navigation bar and then click the Your About You Area link.
Set the Alerts That Amazon E-Mails to You :-
Amazon lets you manage the promotional e-mail messages (called Amazon Alerts) that it sends to you. You do this by going to the Your Account page, scrolling down to the E-Mail Notifications section, and clicking the Managing Your Alerts link. Your current alerts will be listed; modify or delete these alerts as appropriate, then click the Update button.