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18 Helpful Amazon Services and Products You Need In Your Life

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Linsay ThomasGuest Blogger
August 02, 2016 · 4.5k Views

Are you an Amazon fan? You may know a lot about shopping at your favorite online store, but chances are there are some cool products and services you’ve overlooked. Amazon has a bevy of features to improve your shopping experience and make sure you get the products you need while saving big bucks.

Shopping at Amazon may seem simple, but there’s always something new to learn when it comes to shopping there. Read on to learn more about 18 useful Amazon products and services you never knew existed, and subscribe to our Amazon emails to get the latest scoop on their best sales and promotions!


1. Amazon Services

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Amazon doesn’t just sell products. It sells services as well. You can choose from yard care, pet care, personal tasks, business and commercial, computers, electronics, arts, lessons, and classes. The sky’s the limit. Access Amazon Services here.

2. Amazon Garage

Amazon Garage is a service that allows you to add your vehicles online so you can search for only the parts and accessories that fit. . So you no longer have to guess if you’re buying the right air filter. You can access the Garage here.

3. Handmade

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If you like one-of-a-kind creations from artists, check out Amazon’s Handmade section. This area features artwork, jewelry, stationary, toys, furniture and even back to school supplies. Click here to see the Handmade selection.

4. Amazon Cable Store

Looking for a new cable TV setup? Amazon has partnered with XFINITY to bring you dedicated customer service and great deals on packages. There are several TV, Internet and voice packages available. You see all the fees before you order, so there are no surprises. Plus, you receive a free Amazon gift card when you order a package. Click here to learn more.

5. Amazon Warehouse

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Save big on open-box and returned items. There are tons of cool stuff here at great prices. These items don’t have the original warranty, but they can be returned if you’re not satisfied with them. Items are sorted by quality, such as “Like new” and Acceptable,” so you know what to expect. Access Amazon Warehouse here.

6. Amazon Gold Box

Amazon has limited-time daily deals on items from various categories. Save up to 80% on refurbished items, exercise equipment, watches, pillows, comics, clothing and more. If you see something you like, get it before the deal ends. Check back daily for new items. See current deals here.

7. Amazon Trade-In Program

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Have an old smartphone, textbook, DVD or CD that you don’t use anymore? You can trade it in to Amazon and receive a gift card. You won’t get cash, but if you shop at Amazon frequently, a gift card is the next best thing. Plus, it’s better than simply tossing it. Learn more here.

8. Get a subscription

Buy the same thing all the time? Save time and money by getting a subscription. If you buy the item on a regular schedule, you’ll get it at a discount. If this option is available, you’ll see it at checkout. You can then set the delivery schedule. Amazon will email you right before the product ships so you can delay it if needed. Your products ship free and you can cancel at any time. Receive at least five subscriptions on the same day and get an extra 15% off.

9. Amazon Business

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Amazon offers bulk pricing for business owners. Take advantage of Amazon’s expansive inventory of millions of products and save big. Click here to create your free account.

10. Discounted student loans

If you’re an Amazon Prime member and a college student, you’re eligible to receive a discount on student loans through Wells Fargo. Receive a 0.5% discount plus an additional 0.25% discount if you enroll in automatic repayments. Learn more here.

11. Free Android apps

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Every day, Amazon offers a paid app for free. So by being patient, you may get that $20 app for nothing. Choose from games, productivity apps and more. Click here to see the current selection.

12. Share your Amazon Prime membership

Let four other people enjoy the two-day free shipping you receive with your Amazon Prime membership. Simply log into your Prime page and invite up to four additional household members. The other users must know your birthday in order to receive access, so make sure they’re aware. Note that other Prime benefits, such as Prime Music or Instant Video, cannot be shared.

13. Amazon Family

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Free for Amazon Prime members, this service offers 20% off diaper subscriptions and 15% off baby registry items. Get a 30-day free trial and enjoy free two-day shipping.

14. Amazon Student

Amazon Student is similar to Amazon Prime, but it’s geared toward college students. Get a free six-month trial and receive free shipping. Continue your membership after the trial and it’s just $49 a year. You can’t share your membership and you must provide a valid college email in order to qualify.

15. Amazon Locker

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If you love shopping at Amazon, but your busy life prevents you from getting to the post office to pick up your packages, you’ll want to try Amazon Locker. Lockers are often found in 24-hour facilities like gas stations. You just stop in, enter a code you received via text or email and pick up your packages. If this option is available to you, you’ll see it as a shipping option at checkout.

16. Coupons

Don’t check out before checking to see if there are any coupons that can be applied to your order. Just click on the coupons you like and they’ll be automatically added to your order. Choose from coupons in a variety of categories, such as food, household goods, pets, electronics, automotive, tools, beauty healthcare, sports and office supplies. Many of these are very valuable coupons, like $15 off cases of Similac formula or 30% off Mentos mints. Click here for current coupons and check back often for new offers.

17. Amazon Wishlist

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Surprise your friends and family members by buying them items they put on their wishlist. By simply searching by a person’s full name or email address, you can find out what they want. This works especially well for someone getting married or expecting a baby, since you can search wedding and baby registries.

18. Amazon Inspire

Teachers can search and share digital educational resources here. You must request access to this new service.

Now that you know more about these top secret tips, you can enhance your Amazon shopping experience. You save time, money and hassle while enjoying fun and useful products and services. Amazon was awesome before, but now it’s awesomesauce!


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Linsay Thomas is a seasoned writer and editor who has written thousands of articles about topics such as saving money, healthcare, law, pets and education. She hails from California, where she lives with her husband, two children and a menagerie of pets. When she's not writing, she enjoys sports, breeding chocolate Labs and visiting the beach.

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