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Having started life as an online bookstore, Amazon has become the largest online retailer in the world, offering a range of products from electronics to homeware. Expansion into tablets, home automation services and video streaming has cemented their status as a major player in digital technology.
Amazon offers fast, free delivery and other benefits for its Prime members, but you can save even more by using the voucher codes.
Delivery costs and times
Amazon offers a range of different delivery options for the UK as Amazon includes products from third party sellers. Delivery costs from third party sellers may vary, but the costs below are for orders fulfilled by Amazon. You can see your delivery costs when you place your order.
|Free Delivery||Get your delivery within 3-5 working days.||Free on orders over £20 of eligible items|
|One-Day Delivery||Get your delivery next day. This comes at no extra cost from Amazon Prime members.||£4.99|
|Priority Delivery||Get your order 2 days after dispatch.||£5.99|
|Same Day Evening Delivery||Orders place before the Same Day deadline will be delivered on the same day between 6pm and 10pm.||£5.99|
|Amazon Pick Up Locations||If you’re not going to be in, you can collect your order from one of Amazon’s Pickup Locations.||Free delivery is available|
Amazon live chat and contact details
Amazon offers an extensive FAQ section to try to solve any issues in a fast and satisfactory way. But if you need a human touch there’s also the option of phone support, email support and an Amazon live chat function. All three of these contact options are available via the “Help” section.
Amazon’s returns policy
If you change your mind or are unhappy with your item, you can return it within 30 days for a full refund. Refund policies will vary when you buy from third party sellers so make sure you check it first. To return an item, simply follow these steps:
- Go to “My Account” on Amazon’s website and find the order you would like to return.
- Print off your returns label.
- Cover the original address label with the returns label.
- Return your package via the courier you have chosen. Don’t forget to ask for proof of postage, and keep it safe in case you need prove that you returned an order.
Most popular items from Amazon
Amazon Echo and Alexa
Food and Drink
Athletic and Outdoor Clothing
Toys and Games
Books and Audible
Home and Garden
What is Amazon Prime?
Amazon Prime members gain access to thousands of movies and TV shows, and to 2 million songs. Prime customers can also safely store an unlimited amount of photos or get 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals and get unlimited one-day delivery on millions of items.
What is Amazon Fresh?
AmazonFresh offers its customers grocery delivery for Amazon Prime & Fresh members and members of their Amazon Household at no extra cost above a threshold. What’s more, members can enjoy same-day or early next day delivery to many eligible postcodes. To place an order, your basket should have value of at least £40. For those who spend over £60 at AmazonFresh, delivery is completely free of charge!
Amazon customer reviews
It’s a mixed bag for Amazon in terms of the reviews available for the brand online.
On Trustpilot, Amazon gets 2.1 out of 5 stars available and a rating of “Poor”, based on quite a significant number of reviews (16,105 as of 30 October 2020). When we look closer at the results, it seems it’s a tale of two halves – 42% of customers rated Amazon “Excellent”, yet 39% rated their experience of the online marketplace as “Bad”.
On review.io the brand performs better – Amazon has been given a rating of 4.72 out of 5 stars overall, based on over 12,000 reviews in October 2020.
When it comes to user experience of the Amazon app, the brand has 4 stars out of 5 on Google Play (based on 1,545,487 reviews) and 4.4 stars on the App Store from over 78,000 reviews, as of October 2020.
Amazon shopping guide
The Amazon Instagram is a fun collection of all things Amazon. With plenty of quirky products listed under #AmazonFinds, customer photos and founders stories the page has a little bit of everything.
Follow the Amazon Instagram for inspiring start-up stories, nifty Amazon items and other interesting posts like the cutest Halloween Costumes or adorable dog photos.
Want to take advantage of this top tip? Here’s how:
Sign up to Amazon audible for a free 30 day trial and automatically receive credit for one audio book. Go to cancel your membership within the 30 day trial and when asked ‘why’ select ‘its too expensive’ and then you will be automatically offered credit for another free audio book and asked to continue with your trial.
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