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5 Reasons to Shop at Amazon

Updated on August 16, 2013

Why Amazon?

Have you ever wondered why Amazon is so popular and why so many people like to buy things at Amazon? Well, the exact reasons for this success may be difficult to find but here are at least 5 reasons to shop at Amazon.

1. It Is Practical

Let's admit it, shopping on the internet in general and on Amazon in particular is practical. You can buy everything at one place, without having to move from your chair.

Also, Amazon remembers what you bought so that it can recommend things that probably interest you. Typically, if you bought the first 5 seasons of a TV series, you will see the 6th one appear as a recommendation.

Some Examples

Just to show you how varied things you can get from Amazon, here are some items from completely different departments.

Weber 7416 Rapidfire Chimney Starter
Weber 7416 Rapidfire Chimney Starter

Best-seller in "Patio, Lawn & Garden"


2. Lots of Choice

No matter the product, Amazon will offer a wide choice to choose from. You will also have the opportunity to compare the products, check user ratings and comments, etc...

Amazon is also good at getting the newest products. Latest books/DVDs, pre-order for items to come, etc....

Search Example

As an example of the wide choice, here are a couple of blenders you can find at Amazon.

3. A Great Source of Inspiration

Looking for a gift? Browse through departments, let you inspire by the bestsellers, etc... Amazon has a dedicated page displaying the most popular products by category updated hourly! Check it out here.

Not sure about a product? Read what other Amazon customers think about the product, check the ratings the products get from people who bought them, etc...

Another great feature of Amazon is the "Look inside" option you have on many books. It lets you have a look inside the book before you make your mind.

Example of the "Look inside" Option

This book about the Kennedy affair has the "Look Inside" option that lets you browse in it before making your mind.

Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

A crucial event which changed the history of America.


4. Great Prices!

You would expect to pay more for so many services but no, Amazon is not charging you for these. On the contrary, Amazon has great prices and offers nice deals every now and then.

One example is the "Gold Box". It proposes new deals every day, including lightning ones. Check it out here.

Deal of the Week

The Deals of the Week (one per category) are great as you are assured to get some items for a small price. One example below.

5. It Is Safe

I am a regular Amazon buyer and I am generally satisfied with the products I get, especially because I always check the reviews from other customers who bought the product etc...Despite this, it happened a couple of times that I had problems with the product (never arrived, not fitting with the description, or once I even changed my mind). So far, I never had any issues getting my money back.

To make things clear, Amazon has even published a customer protection program which should help you if you are not satisfied with a product.

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    • olliedee profile image


      5 years ago

      Amazon is a great place to shop. Prices are about the lowest you can find and I have seeing that some of the big box stores are now matching Amazons prices.

    • adragast24 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @Nico1: I know what you mean. I live in Norway and sometimes I have to pay more for shipping and taxes than for the product itself...

    • Nico1 profile image


      5 years ago

      I wish Amazon was in Australia. Amazon is great if you are in the USA but can be a killer on its international shipping charges.

    • adragast24 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @LisaDH: You're right! The Prime program is a good one and I will include it in my lens.

    • LisaDH profile image


      5 years ago

      I shop at Amazon all the time, and the thing I like best is the Prime Membership! I love getting two-day shipping at no extra cost, renting books for free and watching streaming TV shows and movies. Amazon is my absolute favorite store online.

    • srsddn lm profile image

      srsddn lm 

      6 years ago

      Even though I don't shop on Amazon I know it fully well that this is perhaps the best and safest online shop.

    • digitaltree profile image


      6 years ago

      I don't shop an amazon, but i'm thinking it now, there are a few things i need for less price than the full prices i see on the stores.

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      i often do shopping at amazon and i agree with your points that you have mentioned..

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      very nice lens... full of information!

    • AbsoluteWebServ profile image


      6 years ago

      Nice lens :)


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