FREE Super Saver Shipping

Taking Advantage of FREE Super Saver Shipping

To take advantage of FREE Super Saver Shipping:

  1. Place at least $25 of eligible Amazon.com products in your Shopping Cart. (Eligible items will display “eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping …” next to their price.) Note that Product Bundles and items sold separately qualify independently for the $25 minimum purchase.
  2. Proceed to checkout.
  3. Ship your items to a single U.S. address.
  4. Select “Group my items into as few shipments as possible” as your shipping preference.
  5. Select Super Saver Shipping as your shipping speed. Your order will be delivered within 5-8 business days after all of your items are available to ship (including pre-order items).
  6. Place your order, and enjoy the free shipping!

With this shipping option, we fulfill your order in a more cost-efficient way. This allows us to pass our savings on to you in the form of free shipping. While it might take some extra time to pack and ship your order, you’ll still receive it within the estimated delivery time frame.

The Fine Print

  • If the items qualify for FREE Super Saver Shipping but your order also contains other ineligible items, you’ll be charged shipping fees for those ineligible items.
  • Canceling items, combining orders, or changing your shipping address, speed, or preference might affect your order’s eligibility for Super Saver Shipping.
  • Applies only to orders with at least $25 of qualifying merchandise, excluding gift-wrap charges and taxes, at the Amazon.com Web site. Eligible items sold individually must qualify for the $25 minimum purchase independently of each Product Bundle in your purchase.
  • Excludes items that do not include a statement that they are eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping next to their price. Also excludes certain oversize items, e-documents, software downloads, music downloads, and gift cards.
  • Items fulfilled by a third-party seller may not be eligible. Look for the “FREE Super Saver Shipping” next to the price in all “New, used, and collectible” listings to see if the item is eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping from any particular seller.
  • The price of shipping a magazine subscription is already included in the subscription price. However, the price of a magazine subscription can be applied toward the $25 order total needed to qualify for FREE Super Saver Shipping.
  • Applies to U.S. delivery addresses in the 50 states only, including Alaska and Hawaii. Geographic shipping restrictions may apply to particular products; for example, some Tools & Hardware items may not be shipped to Alaska and Hawaii using FREE Super Saver Shipping.
  • Applies to APO/FPO addresses when using a United States ZIP Code only.
  • Weekend delivery cannot be requested. We use a variety of carriers to deliver orders, and some do not deliver on weekends.
  • Some special product, order, or handling fees may still apply.
  • May be used in conjunction with a promotion code. The qualifying amount is the total amount of the products purchased before the promotion code is applied.
  • You will not receive FREE Super Saver Shipping on your order if any eligible items are canceled, bringing the total below $25.
  • May be used with 1-Click® orders. To take advantage of this offer, please follow these steps:
    1. Once you’ve ordered at least $25 of eligible products, click the “Review or edit your 1-Click orders” button on the 1-Click® confirmation page
    2. On the next page, which summarizes your order, click the Change button next to Shipping Speed.
    3. Finally, select Super Saver Shipping as your shipping speed.
  • We reserve the right to change or discontinue FREE Super Saver Shipping at any time.
  • To receive FREE Super Saver Shipping for products shipped to an Amazon Locker, the products must also meet the eligibility requirements for locker delivery.
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Online shopping cart

Logistics

Consumers find a product of interest by visiting the website of the retailer directly or by searching among alternative vendors using a shopping search engine.
Once a particular product has been found on the website of the seller, most online retailers use shopping cart software to allow the consumer to accumulate multiple items and to adjust quantities, like filling a physical shopping cart or basket in a conventional store. A “checkout” process follows (continuing the physical-store analogy) in which payment and delivery information is collected, if necessary. Some stores allow consumers to sign up for a permanent online account so that some or all of this information only needs to be entered once. The consumer often receives an e-mail confirmation once the transaction is complete. Less sophisticated stores may rely on consumers to phone or e-mail their orders (though credit card numbers are not accepted by e-mail, for security reasons).

Payment

Online shoppers commonly use a credit card to make payments. However, some systems enable users to create accounts and pay by alternative means, such as:

  • Billing to mobile phones and landlines
  • Cash on delivery (C.O.D., offered by very few online stores)
  • Cheque/ Check
  • Debit card
  • Direct debit in some countries
  • Electronic money of various types
  • Gift cards
  • Postal money order
  • Wire transfer/delivery on payment
  • Invoice, especially popular in some markets/countries, such as Switzerland

Some sites will not accept international credit cards. Some require both the purchaser’s billing address and shipping address to be in the same country in which the site does its business. Other sites allow customers from any country to send gifts anywhere. The financial part of a transaction might be processed in real time (for example, letting the consumer know their credit card was declined before they log off), or might be done later as part of the fulfillment process.

Product delivery

Once a payment has been accepted the goods or services can be delivered in the following ways.

  • Downloading: This is the method often used for digital media products such as software, music, movies, or images.
  • Drop shipping: The order is passed to the manufacturer or third-party distributor, who ships the item directly to the consumer, bypassing the retailer’s physical location to save time, money, and space.
  • In-store pick-up: The customer orders online, finds a local store using locator software and picks the product up at the closest store. This is the method often used in the bricks and clicks business model.
  • Printing out, provision of a code for, or emailing of such items as admission tickets and scrip (e.g., gift certificates and coupons). The tickets, codes, or coupons may be redeemed at the appropriate physical or online premises and their content reviewed to verify their eligility (e.g., assurances that the right of admission or use is redeemed at the correct time and place, for the correct dollar amount, and for the correct number of uses).
  • Shipping: The product is shipped to the customer’s address or that of a customer-designated third party.
  • Will call, lCOBO (in Care Of Box Office), or “at the door” pickup: The patron picks up pre-purchased tickets for an event, such as a play, sporting event, or concert, either just before the event or in advance. With the onset of the Internet and e-commerce sites, which allow customers to buy tickets online, the popularity of this service has increased.

Shopping cart systems

  • Simple systems allow the offline administration of products and categories. The shop is then generated as HTML files and graphics that can be uploaded to a webspace.the systems do not use an online database.
  • A high end solution can be bought or rented as a stand-alone program or as an addition to an enterprise resource planning program. It is usually installed on the company’s own webserver and may integrate into the existing supply chain so that ordering, payment, delivery, accounting and warehousing can be automated to a large extent.
  • Other solutions allow the user to register and create an online shop on a portal that hosts multiple shops at the same time.
  • Open source shopping cart packages include advanced platforms such as Interchange, and off the shelf solutions as Avactis, osCommerce, Shopify, Magento, Usbanet.com, Zen Cart, VirtueMart, Batavi, PrestaShop, E-Junkie, Clickbank, Fetch, DPD, Pulley, BitBuffet, Dbox, PayLoadz, FastSpring, Cerizmo, Digital Content Center, byteCommerce, PHPurchase.
  • Commercial systems such as BigCommerce can also be tailored to one’s needs so the shop does not have to be created from scratch. By using a pre-existing framework, software modules for various functionalities required by a web shop can be adapted and combined.
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Online shopping

Online shopping or online retailing is a form of electronic commerce allowing consumers to directly buy goods or services from a seller over the Internet without an intermediary service. An online shop, e-shop, e-store, Internet shop, web-shop, web-store, online store, or virtual store evokes the physical analogy of buying products or services at a bricks-and-mortar retailer or shopping center. The process is called business-to-consumer (B2C) online shopping. When a business buys from another business it is called business-to-business (B2B) online shopping. The largest online retailing corporations are E-Bay and Amazon.com, both of which are based in the US.

online shopping

online shopping

Customers

Online customers must have access to a computer and a method of payment.

Generally, higher levels of education, income, and occupation of the head of the household correspond to more favorable perceptions of shopping online. Also, increased exposure to technology increases the probability of developing favorable attitudes towards new shopping channels.

In a December 2011 study Equation Research found that 87% of tablet users made an online transaction with their tablet device during the early holiday shopping season.

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