There are so many retailers to choose from, such as the local shops, the big retailers and the malls. You also have the internet, which has exploded within the last 15 years with even more choices. More people are shopping online than ever before, with sales increasing every year. This was a major factor in the creation of one of the today’s largest retailers, which happens to be online, the man is Jeff Bezos, the company is Amazon.

Launched in 1998, his vision was to create something big, something that no one else had ever done, an everything store. It started as an online bookstore where they were able to have more books available because space was not an issue. Today you can find and buy almost anything you can think of.

It has become the place to go and shop online with its fast delivery, courteous customer service representatives and great prices. You need to sign up in order to buy or sell, but the process is easy and free. What many savvy shoppers do is they search online for an promotional code to use when ordering to get discount.

The list of items you can purchase from them is just amazing, you can buy groceries, in bulk if you want to, health and beauty products, tools, outdoor furniture, jewelry, apparel, sports equipment, electronics, phones, music , movies, books and much more. For those who shop frequently, you can join Amazon Prime for CDN $79.00 where you will get free two-day shipping and unlimited photo storage for your pictures. For students, they offer a free 6-month trial where you get free two-day shipping which is nice since students can use all the benefits they can.

One of their best features is reading reviews from customers who have purchased the same items you may be interested in. This works for everyone, for the buyer who learns about the product and the seller who gets feedback on the products they are selling. Returns, it does happen, when it does just contact them and they will send you a return label by email, once the item is received you are credited.

What works so well is the ease in which you can search through their site and look for all the available products and compare prices, and then decide which sellers you want to buy from. You can check the reviews on the seller as well, this will help make your choice much easier. When you’re ready to buy just click on the item you want, the type of shipping, note that many items may have free shipping if you spend $25.00 or more. If you purchased items that did not have free shipping, you can still use the Amazon free shipping code you found online. Now all you have to do is wait for the box with smile to arrive.