At Amazon, you can buy all kinds of products from electronics to art to clothes and everything in between. Amazon is famous for offering free and super-fast shipping within the USA for its Prime members. A Prime membership is $12.99/mo at the time of writing this.
The Prime membership also grants access to the streaming of Amazon Prime videos, which includes many Amazon original series, and music streaming too.
The Most Popular Online Shopping Site
Amazon is such a huge eCommerce site that it holds close to 50% market share of all online shopping done in the USA, and 5% of all retail combined. I would still recommend checking out other online stores too though, because, despite its huge selection of products, Amazon does not necessarily have the best selection of everything.
For example, according to our own research and data from Google Trends, Amazon is only slightly more popular than Walmart. Both Walmart and Amazon are similar in many ways, but Amazon generally has a larger selection of products and more product reviews, while Walmart might be cheaper and maybe a little better organized in its categories.
Tons of Helpful Reviews
Besides their fast free shipping, the best thing about this site is probably all of the customer reviews. You’ll find tons of reviews for almost every product, which can be very helpful when comparing similar items, or when buying something you’ve never bought before.
You’ll always see the reviews that have been voted the most helpful at the top. Or you can also filter to show only 1-star or 2-star reviews if you’re looking for what unsatisfied customers have to say.
Selection of Groceries
Amazon bought Whole Foods a while back and now sells groceries like fresh foods and pantry items, which are mostly organic. The selection of pantry items at the time of writing this article is not great. But the choice of fresh foods is pretty vast with, for instance, over 8 different types of cucumbers, lots of different types of peppers, mushrooms, and more.
Please note, however, that the selection of food will vary depending on your location. For example, in some parts of the US, Amazon does not sell fresh food.
Huge Selection of Clothing & Accessories
Clothing, Shoes, Jewelry & Watches hold the top categories in the Amazon home menu. And there are absolutely tons of categories and sections to browse when shopping for clothing.
For instance, when selecting dresses under women’s clothing, you can choose between casual, formal, club & night-out, cocktail, work, and wedding dresses. Or when choosing, for instance, formal dresses, you can browse by Top Rated, Recommended for you, Featured Deals, Most Gifted, Most Wished For, or Best Sellers.
At the moment there are over 5,000 formal dresses to choose from and over 50,000 dresses in total.
You’ll also find a lot of cheap clothing at Amazon. But I’ve noticed that many of the cheapest clothes have high shipping costs of up to $14.99 for a single dress. If you check the Free Shipping by Amazon box (in the upper left corner of the site) when browsing you should be able to filter out these results.
Lots of Watches & Jewelry
When it comes to watches, Amazon has the second-best selection of both men’s and women’s watches of any online store. This is according to the numbers we’ve gathered for our other website Ostorel. You can use the lists we’ve created on that site to compare the different top men’s watch stores and women’s watch stores.
Amazon has a good selection of cheap watches with over 4,000 choices for men and 3,000 for women for under $25. The cheapest ones are under $7.
When it comes to high-end watches you’ll also find a great number of options here. In total, they’ve got over 1,000 men’s watches and 450 women’s watches priced at $1,000 or more. The most expensive watches at Amazon are over $50,000.
You can also buy high-end jewelry here. At the moment there are over 120 jewelry items priced at $1,000 or more with the most expensive items costing close to $20,000.
Lots of Electronics
When taking a look at the selection of electronics starting top-left with the Computers & Accessories category, you’ll quickly discover that the selection is vast. However, the products are well categorized so it is really easy to find the right kind of computers.
In total, there are over 50,000 different laptops for sale on Amazon, with a separate category for affordable laptops priced under $500. At the moment this category features over 7,000 results. Or you can find even cheaper by searching for laptops priced at $300 or less and discover over 3,000 options.
When it comes to gaming computers I am sure the selection is amazing, but with just some featured gaming computers there is no dedicated category for gaming computers. This makes it a little hard for the non-techie to discover all the best options.
I believe the best way to find the computers for gaming on Amazon is to do a little research about what kind of graphics card you need to run the games you want to play. Then you can go to Amazon and filter the selection to only include those graphics cards. The graphics card is the most important part of a gaming rig, but the other parts like RAM, CPU, and having SSD storage is also important.
The selection of computer monitors is also considerable with over 10,000 different ones. There are lots of cheap monitors too, for example, 1080 full HD monitors start at under $90.
The cheapest 2160p 4K UHD monitor is a little over $100, but that is second-hand. The cheapest new one, an Acer monitor, is a little over $100.
TVs & Home Audio
There is currently a choice of over 1,000 TVs at Amazon. This includes over 500 4K UHD TVs and about 30 8K TVs. You can filter by resolution, screen size, model year, refresh rate, and more.
The cheapest 4K TVs are currently on sale and start at $230. The cheapest full HD TVs start at $130.
The audio category contains lots of products with over 5,000 portable Bluetooth speakers, 3,000 over-ear headphones, 10,000 earbud headphones, 5,000 home theater systems, and so much more.
Phones & Cameras
Amazon has a selection of over 5,000 cell phones, including 1,000 carrier cell phones and 3,000 unlocked cell phones. In total, there are over 600 Samsung cell phones and close to 300 Apple iPhones to choose from.
Obviously, there are also cheap phones to choose from at Amazon. This selection can vary depending on sales, discounts, and what kind of refurbished phones are in stock. At the moment there is just one unlocked iPhone available for under $100, and lots of used Samsung Android phones for under $100.
Amazon is also a great online camera store with over 20,000 digital cameras in its selection. This includes over 5,000 Canon cameras, 1,000 Nikon cameras, and 1,000 Sony cameras.
The selection of accessories and lenses is also huge, with over 100,000 accessories and over 10,000 lenses.
And as well as the high-end cameras, you can also buy some really cheap cameras at Amazon that have been previously used. The cheapest Canon DSLR cameras are under $80. And the cheapest digital cameras overall are generally for kids and cost less than $15.
Drones & 3D Printers
A search for drones yields over 10,000 results, however, drones don’t seem to have their own category yet, so browsing is a little tedious. You’ll see some relevant filters like price and video capture resolutions, but the search also produces many non-relevant results like toy drones.
In saying that, you will find professional drones as part of the selection, some costing over $1,000.
3D printers have got their own category, which you can find under Industrial & Scientific. However, accessories are mixed with actual printers so these are also a bit tedious to browse.
The cheapest 3D printer I found after browsing for a few minutes was a full metal one priced at $350 with free shipping and another one for about $220.
Today’s Deals and Coupons
At Amazon, they offer new deals daily, which makes shopping on this site fun and fresh every day.
There’s also a coupon section where you can find products at lower prices.
As well as that, you’ll find a category called Interesting Finds at Amazon, which is a great category to browse for inspiration and new ideas. The Interesting Finds section is also updated daily.
The Amazon Warehouse
At the Amazon Warehouse, you can shop for all kinds of used products. They are marked as Like New, Very Good, Good, and Acceptable to describe the condition of the product.
Examples of the type of products you can buy from the warehouse are computers, tablets, home & kitchen products, digital cameras, Amazon devices, unlocked cell phones, and TVs.
The Amazon Assistant
Amazon has created The Amazon Assistant browser app to help online shoppers quickly compare prices of other store’s products with Amazon prices. So if you’re shopping with the competition and Amazon has a cheaper price for the specific products, you’ll be notified.
You can track your shipments by email or SMS. Amazon has a customer service that operates 24/7 to answer any questions you might have.
Shipping & Returns
Amazon offers free shipping on US orders over €25. All Prime customers also qualify for free shipping. Return policies vary depending on the product. Follow the return procedure on the Amazon website for clear instructions.Visit Amazon