Did You Know: 4 Secret Amazon Features You Need to Know
I’ve been shopping on Amazon since the online giant started. In recent years, I find myself shopping online more and in stores much less. You can get almost anything on Amazon – from groceries to electronics, to toys and clothes – and of course books! Remember, amazon started as a book store!?
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Everyone knows all about Amazon, but there are secret amazon features that might surprise you! They’re convenient and make shopping Amazon so much more feasible than running to the store every time you need something. Especially now that we’ve moved to the country, it’s so nice to be able to order and get anything delivered in a day or two.
Some of these features are best with Amazon Prime. You can get FREE Amazon Prime for 30 days through this link. It’s not a big deal to cancel, or keep it and enjoy!
So, what’s this about Secret Amazon Features You Need to Know? Without further ado, here they are!
1. Prime Early Access – NEW
With Early Access, you’ll get 30-minute early access to select Lightning Deals on Amazon. That means you can shop first and as you know the best deals sell out fast. This gives you the edge you need to get the best deals!
2. Prime Photo Storage – NEW
Get unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud with Prime Photos! Back up your photos for safekeeping, and don’t worry about losing your phone or your laptop’s hard drive crashing. You’re covered with unlimited cloud storage!
3. SHARE Free 2-day Shipping with up to 4 Friends/Family
Arguably, the best feature (and one I was surprised to find out about!) of Amazon Prime is that you can share your free shipping with up to 4 people! You can SHARE Amazon Prime Shipping with others. This amazing benefit is available to FREE and PAID members (with some restrictions, like if you sign up for free trial with a Kindle Fire or as a free-trial student, you can’t share until you convert to paid). I’ve heard from readers who have shared with family members in other states, although your mileage may vary. I shared with my mom who does not live with me. You can also get a Prime business account and share with “coworkers” at other locations. To invite others to share your Prime Shipping, go to manage your prime account, scroll all the way to the bottom of page and click “Invite”. To invite, you’ll need to know only their birth date and email address. And to accept, they’ll need to know yours.
4. Same-Day and Sunday delivery (in some areas)
As we told you about last year, Amazon Same-Day delivery is available in some areas, you can get packages delivered the same day you order. Click link for a list of same-day delivery cities. Drones have also been introduced as the wave of the future of Amazon deliveries. But, until then it’ll probably be your regular UPS delivery guy. USPS also offers “last mile” delivery, sometimes accepting the package from UPS and bringing to to your door. Although,
Amazon also delivers on Sunday in some areas. If you order on Friday, you can receive your package as early as Sunday in these cities. Take note that not all items are Prime-eligible.
More Noteworthy Benefits
FREE Instant Video
You may know about Amazon Prime Instant Video. But, what you may not know is that the whole Prime package costs about the same as a year of Netflix streaming video. Prime gives you streaming access to tens of thousands of TV shows and movies, and they have a whole section devoted to Oscar nominees. In my opinion, Prime doesn’t have the selection that Netflix has at this point. But, considering the other features included with Amazon Prime (free 2-day shipping, etc.), getting streaming video makes it even more worth it. We actually have both Prime and Netflix and between the two we can always find something great to watch. Not convinced? You can also stream HBO for free! Check out our article about Free Instant Videos online..
Many of the millions of books on Amazon are available for reduced rates to Prime members, and of course there are thousands of free books for everyone (even if you don’t have Prime). Plus, you can choose one featured early release book for FREE every month with Kindle First. And, you can borrow one Kindle Book per month from over 500,000 titles for free on any Kindle device with no due dates! If you haven’t checked out the lending library, you need to!
You can read Free Kindle eBooks on any device with the free app! Click link above to get your free book. And, you can read it anywhere. You don’t even need a Kindle!
Prime Music with access to thousands of FREE Mp3 songs online
for example: I just got 50 KidsBop songs (2 hours 47 minutes!) for free on Prime Music!