It’s no secret that online shopping is starting to dominate the retail environment. Ok, dominate may be a bit of an exaggeration, but clearly people are choosing to shop online more than ever and that trend is only going to continue.
There are countless online retailers but one has stepped up and started to make a serious play to solidify the #1 spot – Amazon.com. Specifically, Amazon Prime.
Amazon Prime is a service that anyone can buy for just $79/year (for now). In return for paying the yearly fee, subscribers receive benefits from Amazon.com including FREE two-day shipping (on eligible purchases), FREE access to Amazon Instant Video (TV & movies…think Netflix), and the ability to borrow books from the Kindle Owners’ Library.
Whether you frequently purchase things online or not, you should definitely check out this service. You’ll be surprised at how many things you can buy and receive in just 2 days, often times for much less money than you’d spend at a traditional brick & mortar retailer (dog food, diapers, phone chargers, ear buds, baby formula, etc).
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Amazon and more specifically, their CEO, Jeff Bezos. Not only do Bezos & his company provide an exceptional experience, they also provide one of the best philanthropic opportunities on the web: AmazonSmile!
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support a charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. Best of all, it’s extremely easy to use: simply visit smile.amazon.com and begin to shop!
To make things even better, the best web-browser available, Google Chrome, offers an extension that automatically directs you smile.amazon.com each time you visit Amazon.com! Check out the Smile Always extension. Install it once and donate for free every time you shop!