With the falling economy, more and more people are choosing online sales as a way to bring in extra income for their families. People are turning to websites like eBay, Craigslist, and Amazon, looking for deals or looking to make a profit off items they want to sell. Although there are various websites to choose from for online purchasing or selling, I still find that Amazon is my preferred online marketing resource. It is one of the easiest websites to learn and in my opinion, has many benefits for buyers as well as sellers such as you can watch ads for money. Besides that, here are some of the reasons why I choose Amazon over other online marketing websites.
With Amazon's A-to-z Protections, buyers can purchase items with confidence and insurance that if they do not receive their purchases in the condition stated, they are guaranteed a refund. Amazon offers this safeguard to all buyers, who purchase their items through the website's secured system. This added protection keeps buyers safe and gives them the added confidence to purchase items from third-party merchants.
Amazon plays the part of a middleman for all buyers and sellers on their website. This means that all of your personal information is only seen by Amazon themselves. Buyers and sellers are only given enough information to complete transactions. This keeps buyers and sellers safe from any online abuse that could arise otherwise.
Amazon is very fast and easy to learn. It is a good starting point for people who do not have much experience with online markets. The website itself is very user compatible and walks you through most of there online procedures.
Amazon is a great place to go to compare prices on tons of items that you may pay more for in stores or on other websites. You may find items brand new that are cheaper even when you consider the cost of shipping. Additionally, you may find new or used items for a few cents.
As a seller on Amazon, you can turn around and sell items that you purchased or no longer need and make a profit. For example, I like to purchase CDs on Amazon. I then load them on my MP3 player and computer. After I complete this process, I turn around and sell the CD back on Amazon making some or all of my money back. Therefore, a lot of times, I get all my favorite music for free.
No Upfront Fees
One of the best things about Amazon is that you do not have to pay any fees until your item sells. You can list all of your items for free. It doesn't matter how many items you have to list or how long you need to list them. They are all free until you make a sale.
When you make a sale, Amazon submits the order to your Amazon account. Once you confirm the shipment of your order, Amazon immediately takes their charges and fees and then credits your account with your share of the funds. It is really that easy. No waiting to get your funds. No emailing buyers asking for your money. No paying for fees before being paid for your item. Amazon completely processes the sale and puts your funds into your payment account.
Amazon is very easy to access for any questions or concerns. With a click of the mouse, you can interact with an Amazon representative either online or on the phone. The choice is yours whether you want internet or verbal communication. This is a good thing to know whenever you have your money involved on any website. Being able to contact a live representative anytime helps you to feel more confident about using that website.
Because most of Amazon's Product Pages are already created, sellers can list items very quickly. Once you understand Amazon's listing process, you can list 60 items or more in just one hour. This is because most of your product pages are already created by other sellers. Other sellers have already added item descriptions or other pertinent information to these pages. All you are doing is adding your item to the completed product page with its condition.
Keeping Track of Past Transactions
Whether you are a buyer or seller on Amazon, finding past transaction history is fast and easy. Amazon has many shortcut links on its buyer and seller pages to help you find old transactions. You can go back ten years and find any purchase or sale that you made. All the details about that transaction are still there for your viewings like fees, shipping, cost, date, or any other relevant information for that transaction. This really comes in handy if you start an Amazon business and need past purchasing or sale information on an item.
Although there are many more reasons to choose Amazon, these are few that keeps me attracted to there website. You may decide to use other websites, like eBay, for those items that you are unable to sell on Amazon, but keep the bulk of your items listed on Amazon, since it is not only fast and easy but free.