The tools and tricks to find cheaper products within the eCommerce site
October 2, 2020 Share on FacebookShare Share on TwitterTweet Share on WhatsAppShare
Amazon is the largest eCommerce site in the world (REUTERS / Lee Smith)
In order to find good prices, you have to know how to search. And that goes for both the analog and digital world. In the case of Amazon, there are several strategies to consider when looking for offers. The key is to search for items in the Warehouse section, the deals of the day, used items that have been reconditioned and other options.
1. Amazon warehouse
In Amazon Warehouse you can find products at lower values
The Amazon Warehouse section contains all the products that customers bought and returned almost immediately. Amazon cannot sell these products as new, and when they are classified as used, their value is considerably less. Items can be found at 50% less than their original value, and sometimes a little less as well.
In some cases the boxes will be damaged or open and in others it will not even be open. It happens that customers may have returned the product for a thousand reasons: perhaps they did not like the color, they regretted the purchase or they were confused when placing the order.
To access this section you have to enter this link . There you will access a page with listings divided by categories such as Computers and tablets; Kitchen; Vacuums, Home Improvements, etc. Then you have to go exploring within each list to review the best offers.
2. Deals of the day
Deals of the day on Amazon
Within this section, which can be accessed directly from the search engine within Amazon, you will see the current promotions in the course of the next 24 hours. There is also a section with outstanding offers and options for Amazon Prime users, which is a subscription that allows access to better offers, more delivery options, as well as the Prime Video streaming service and other benefits.
3. Understand Amazon's categories to find the best prices
To find good prices on quality products it is important to understand what the labels mean. When searching for products within Amazon it will be seen, many times, that next to the item there are different elements that help us understand what state the item is in. Or if there is a cheaper version of that product that may not be new but in very good condition because it is a product that was refurbished or returned and is part of Amazon WareHouse. Here, a detail of what the labels mean, as explained on the official site. In all cases, these are products that, because they are not totally new, will be found at much lower values.
Refurbished Products – This is what products have been inspected and tested by a qualified Amazon vendor and tested for performance (a Marketplace or seller) or by Amazon to make it work and look like new. Product has minimal to no signs of wear, no visible cosmetic blemishes when held 12 inches away, and may arrive in a brown or white box with relevant accessories, which may be generic with a few exceptions, if any, mentioned on the product detail page. The product comes with an Amazon Renewed Certified Refurbished product warranty that grants the right to a replacement or refund within 90 days of purchase if the product does not perform as expected.
Used – Like New or Open Box: This is an item in perfect working order. The original protective packaging may be missing, but the original packaging is intact and in good condition, with possible minor damage. Instructions are included.
If it says “used as new” it is an item in perfect working condition that may not come in its original box
Used – Very Good: Had limited use and is in good working order. The item may show few signs of wear with minor scratches or cosmetic blemishes. The product may arrive with damaged packaging or be repackaged and some accessories may be missing. The missing accessories are clearly defined for each product.
Used – Good: Product is worn from constant use, but remains in good condition and works properly. The product may arrive with damaged packaging or be repackaged. It may be marked, have identifying marks, or have minor cosmetic damage. Some parts or accessories may also be missing, such as screws (in the case of furniture) or the instruction manual.
Used – Fair: Product shows considerable wear and tear, but continues to function properly. It could arrive with damaged packaging or be repackaged. Signs of wear can include cosmetic problems, such as scratches, dents, and worn corners. The item may have identifying marks or show other signs of previous use. Some parts or accessories may be missing, such as screws (in the case of furniture) or a USB cable (in the case of a laptop).
4. Subscribe and save
For those who frequently request the same products, the Subscribe & Save program can be very helpful. This service allows buyers to set up automatic delivery of items each month, saving them time and money. Members will get free shipping, a 5 percent discount on some items, and a 15 percent discount when 5 or more products are received to the same address during the month.