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In the ever-growing world of online shopping, there are a lot of big e-tailing sites, but there’s only one true giant: Amazon offers millions of items for sale in most major product categories.

Amazon got its start selling books. In fact, in its early days the site billed itself as the “World’s Largest Bookstore.” That was a bit disingenuous, as Amazon didn’t (and doesn’t) physically stock all the books listed on its site. And can a company that doesn’t have a bricks-and-mortar presence accurately call itself a bookstore? Whatever the case, Amazon quickly became (along with Barnes & Noble and Borders) one of the top three booksellers in the United States and most definitely the largest Internet-based bookseller.

If all you know Amazon for is books, you’re in for a real treat. That’s because today Amazon is more than a bookstore. (Their new slogan is “Earth’s Biggest Selection.”) The site offers merchandise in dozens of different stores and aims to be your one-stop–shop for all your online purchases. That it can be—plus you can use the site for all manner of non-shopping activities, as you’ll learn in this Book

What you get from the book?


  • Pick Up a Bargain on Used Merchandise
  • Shop for Closeouts at Amazon’s Outlet Store
  • Buy a Product with a Single Click
  • You Don’t Have to Pay by Credit Card
  • Pick Up Your Order in Person
  • Send a Gift—and Have It Wrapped in Advance
  • Don’t Know What to Buy for Someone? Use Amazon’s Gift Wizard
  • Check on Your Amazon Orders
  • Combine Your Orders for Free Shipping—or Separate Them for Faster Delivery
  • Shop at Amazon from Your Cell Phone
  • Fine-Tune Your Product Searches from the Advanced Search Page
  • Turbo charge Your Book Searches with Power Search Operators
  • Sort Your Search Results
  • Jump Directly To Any Product Listing
  • If You Can’t Find What You Want, Try a Foreign Amazon Site
  • Find Out What Other Users Think—and Write Your Own Reviews, Also
  • Fine-Tune the Products That Amazon Recommends to You
  • Recommend Items to Other Users
  • Create Your Own Favorites Lists and Guides
  • Create an Online Wish List or Gift Registry
  • Fine-Tune the Alerts That Amazon E-Mails to You
  • Listen to Music Online
  • Read Books Online
  • Find Out About the Latest Products First
  • Shop for New and Used Cars
  • Discover Amazon’s Best-Selling Items
  • Link to Amazon from Your Own Web Site—and Earn Commissions
  • Sell Your Own Stuff on Amazon
  • Chat with Other Amazon Users
  • Let Amazon Remind You of Important Occasions
  • Use Amazon to Find Movie Showtimes
  • Use Amazon to Browse Menus from Local Restaurants
  • Discover Other Online Shopping Sites

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