Save Money on Almost Anything Using the Amazon App
The free Amazon app gives you instant access to Amazon.com’s vast selection of products that are often offered at significant discounts compared to local retailers. The easy-to-navigate app allows you to view Amazon.com’s home page; search for specific products by name, category or UPC barcode; find special deals; view recommendations; as well as create and manage a Wish List.
While Amazon.com has become the world’s largest online bookseller and has a digital music store that rivals Apple’s iTunes, the company also offers hundreds of thousands of other products, from brand-name consumer electronics, to jewelry, clothing, office products, sports equipment, shoes, and toys. The app allows you to browse for products by department, or use the search field to find exactly what you’re looking for in seconds.
Through Amazon, you can also shop for products from other participating merchants, and in some cases, purchase items that are used or refurbished from fellow Amazon users at a significant discount.
If you find yourself shopping on Amazon.com often, it makes sense to subscribe to the company’s Amazon Prime service. For a flat annual fee, you’re given unlimited access to a vast library of online content (TV shows, movies and eBooks), plus all of your purchases receive free two-day shipping, regardless of the size or weight of the items purchased. Not only does this guarantee you’ll receive the product quickly, but over time, you’ll save a fortune in shipping charges.
Access eBay Via Your iPhone or iPad
eBay.com has changed the way some people shop for new, used, and refurbished goods. This popular online service uses an auction model to help people get incredible deals on virtually anything. However, eBay.com also offers a “Buy It Now” feature that allows shoppers to forego the auction experience and purchase their desired items at an advertised price.
The free eBay app gives you full access to your eBay account anytime and anywhere, allowing you to participate in auctions, shop for anything on the site, or sell your own items. To make finding what you’re looking for quick and easy, the app allows you to search for an item by name, UPC barcode number, or product category, or you can select to browse through offerings in any of more than two dozen product categories.
The app displays full-color photos of items, as well as the same product descriptions, user ratings, and information about sellers that you’d find when shopping on eBay.com from your computer.