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Amazon.com For Dummies

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Amazon.com For Dummies

Mara Friedman

ISBN: 978-0-764-56866-4 January 2003 380 Pages

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If you’ve surfed the Web more than once, you’ve probably visited Amazon.com. Originally you may have gone there searching for books, but Amazon.com is so much more than a bookstore. The author of Amazon.com For Dummies®, who has been involved with the site from its beginnings, describes it as a shopping mall/home improvement store/bazaar/travel agency/newsstand/car lot, but most importantly, a community of buyers and sellers—people like you.

Countless opportunities exist for those who join this community, and Amazon.com For Dummies® gives you a smorgasbord sampling of what they are and how to take advantage of every one. For example, you can

  • Set up an account and buy things
  • Bid on an auction
  • Sell your items
  • Personalize your shopping experience
  • Open your own online “store”
  • Join the Amazon.com community

Written by Mara Friedman, who has held several positions with Amazon.com including marketing communications manager, Amazon.com For Dummies® takes you from your first venture into the Amazon all the way to making money from your Amazon.com experience. Discover how to

  • Find your way around the marketplace and scout out the best deals
  • Get local movie showtimes, view restaurant menus, chat with other shoppers, send free e-cards, or sign up for a free reminder service
  • Track orders and manage your account
  • Browse specialty shops and check out international merchandise
  • Take advantage of reviews from other shoppers
  • Set up and use wish lists—for yourself and your friends
  • Create your own online Zshop, set the right prices, and take photos that help sell your items
  • Take advantage of the Amazon.com Advantage or become an Associate

Whether you’re a complete novice who’d like a guide to help you with your first online purchases, or a longtime Amazon.com shopper who wants to become an online entrepreneur, Amazon.com For Dummies® has what you need. Use it today to get started, and tomorrow to help you manage your own successful online business.

Introduction.

Part I: Testing the Waters: Finding Your Way Around the Store.

Chapter 1: Amazon.com 101.

Chapter 2: The Main Stops on the Shopping Circuit.

Chapter 3: You Are the Master of Your Account.

Chapter 4: Heeeeeeeeeelp!

Part II: You Want It? They Got It: Shopping and Buying at Amazon.com.

Chapter 5: A Closer Look at the Stores.

Chapter 6: Services at Amazon.com.

Chapter 7: The Strange, the Special, and the Super Cheap.

Chapter 8: Get What You Want: Find It and Suss It Out.

Chapter 9: Window-Shopping on the Web.

Chapter 10: Clicking Your Way to Purchase Paradise.

Part III: The More the Merrier: The Amazon.com Community.

Chapter 11: It’s All About You! Cool Stuff That Happens Automatically.

Chapter 12: Putting Your Two Cents In: Reviews, Lists, & Cool Features.

Chapter 13: Giving (and Getting) Good Gifts.

Part IV: Making Money at Amazon.com.

Chapter 14: The Basics of Using Amazon.com to Build Bucks.

Chapter 15: The Buying/Selling Circle: Amazon.com Marketplace.

Chapter 16: Where on Earth Did You Find That? Auctions and zShops.

Chapter 17: Leveling the Playing Field: Amazon.com Advantage.

Chapter 18: Cash by Association: Amazon Associates.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten E-Mails You Might Get from Amazon.com.

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Get Great Deals.

Chapter 21: The Ten Strangest Items for Sale.

Appendix: The Esoteric Amazon: Honor System and Amazon Anywhere.

Index.

“Everything is presented in a step-by-step manner, so anyone can master the world of Amazon.” (Practical Web Projects, March 2004)