How to use Amazon Australia better

With such a diverse range of products available, using Amazon for the first time can be a little overwhelming. Whether you’re an e-commerce newbie or an online shopping aficionado, we help you navigate the many incredible features on the Amazon website that make shopping online easy and affordable. Get the most out of your Amazon online shopping experience today!

Gift Ideas

Buying gifts can be a total chore, especially if it’s not your thing. Amazon’s Gift Ideas are a great way to take the stress out of buying gifts for family and friends. Start your gift buying journey by starting out your search based on gender or age - there’s even a tab for pets! This opens you up to a range of categories through which you can further refine and filter your results. Whether that special someone is into tech or fashion there is something on Amazon for everyone.

If you’ve got a budget, you can get more specific with your search by filtering by price, or selecting the “deals” checkbox to see what’s on sale across the Amazon site. You can even check to see if there is a gift wrapping option available for your particular item! All you have to do is put in the address of your gift recipient, and your chosen gift, perfectly wrapped, is on its way to the lucky recipient in minutes! An absolute lifesaver if you’re looking for a last-minute gift.

Recommended for you

Inspired by products you have recently browsed, Amazon’s “Recommended For You” is a super handy way of finding new products. You can improve the kinds of products Amazon recommends to you by visiting the “Improve Your Recommendations” section of their website. Here you can rate items that you’ve purchased, mark items that you already own and mark off items that you’re not interested in. All this information helps Amazon refine the kinds of products they’ll show you, making it more relevant and personalised to your preferences.

Today’s Deals

Bargain hunters assemble! If you’re someone who loves a deal, this is the first place you need to visit once signing up to Amazon. There are two types of deals available on the site: Deals of the Day and Lightning Deals. Deals of the Day run for 24 hours on the platform, while Lightning Deals are promotions where a limited number of discounts are offered on an item for a short time. But make sure you’re quick! If they run out of stock, then you miss out.

Handy Tip: Sign up for the Amazon App to get notified when deals are happening on your favourite products.

Amazon Coupons

Similar to newspaper coupons you might have used when you were a kid, Amazon Coupons is a way for you to save money on the products you love. When enabled on a specific product, Amazon Coupons appear as a button under the listing price. To redeem you simply click the coupon button. To view all products that are currently being discounted, you can navigate to the Coupons Page.

If you’re looking to save even more while you're shopping, visit the Cashrewards coupon page. You can double down on your savings when you use Amazon coupons and receive cashback with Cashrewards. How good is that?!

Becoming an Amazon Prime member

There is a lot of confusion as to what it means to be an Amazon Prime member. So to clear things up, you don’t have to be a Prime member to shop on Amazon, but it does improve your online shopping experience.

Being an Amazon Prime member gives you access to free delivery on millions of products, both domestically and internationally. You’ll also get access to Amazon’s content platforms like Prime Video, Prime Music and Prime Reading.

Subscribe and Save

Amazon’s Subscribe and Save service makes it easy to save on frequent purchases. Whether it’s toilet paper or dishwashing liquid, you can save 10% on scheduled deliveries and get free shipping in just four easy steps:

  1. Choose from thousands of eligible products at the Subscribe & Save store.
  2. Choose how often you need those products delivered to your door.
  3. Select your address for free shipping.
  4. Change the frequency, skip or cancel at any time before your products are shipped with no penalty!

Subscribe and Save is ideal for those looking to save time, money and headspace on those products you know you’ll need regularly.

Amazon Launchpad

Are you passionate about supporting small business? Then the Amazon Launchpad section of the Amazon website is for you. Amazon Launchpad is an exclusive program that showcases innovative products from startups and emerging brands. Not only are you supporting small businesses, but you’re also getting access to the most innovative products in the market.

Launchpad is also a great tool for those looking to shop more ethically and sustainably. You’ll find the latest brands building their business around slow fashion, clean beauty, and tech that limit its carbon footprint.

Amazon Global Store Outlet Shop

It’s easy to forget the sheer scale of Amazon. It’s a global company that operates worldwide, which means that customers like you get to benefit from this international network. With Amazon’s Global Outlet store you can find thousands of discounted overstocked items from all around the world from Amazon international marketplaces that are shipped directly to your doorstep. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you even get access to free expedited international delivery, but that’s only for orders over $49.

Save even more on Amazon with the Cashrewards Browser Extension

Never miss out on the chance to get cashback with the Cashrewards Browser Extension. Install our extension today and every time you shop we’ll remind you when cashback is available on Amazon as well as over 1,500 brands and partners.

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