Perhaps it’s no surprise we’ve been shopping online a lot more since the start of the pandemic.
In its latest quarterly earnings report, Amazon announced it had increased its net income by more than 48% in the second quarter (April to June 2021), compared with the same period last year, while total revenue rose about 27%.
What’s more, Amazon shoppers spent nearly $11.2 billion on Amazon sites during the company’s two-day Prime Day, which took place on June 21 and June 22 (and not all countries partook in Prime Day this year, including Canada).
While brick-and-mortar stores are hoping to rebound this fall, the benefits of online shopping remain clear: you can shop 24/7 in the comfort of your pajamas; you don’t have to fight traffic to drive to the mall and circle the parking lot; it’s easy to compare prices between multiple online retailers; and products are shipped right to your door.
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re an Amazon customer, but you might not be getting the most out of the country’s biggest online retailer.
And so, take heed to these following tips and tricks – including some lesser-known ways – to ordering faster, saving more, getting faster shipping, and more.