Find Everything You Need at Amazon Singapore
Amazon.com is among the leading technology companies in the world that caters to e-commerce, digital streaming, consumer electronics, cloud computing and artificial intelligence. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, it is also one of the largest e-commerce platforms with a worldwide presence and more than 40 subsidiaries. With a host of services and products to offer along with ease of access and an excellent delivery model, Amazon is a favourite one-stop destination for most consumers.
The company has created a niche for itself not only due to the array of great quality products and excellent services, but also because of the Amazon deals and Amazon sales offered from time to time.
History of Amazon
Founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994, the company was initially incorporated as Cadabra, Inc. After a few months it was renamed as Amazon.com with Bezos wanting an exotic name. He also aimed to make his online store to be the biggest store just like the Amazon river being the biggest river in the world.
Bezos termed the beginning of the company as an effort to ward off the regret of not having participated in the Internet boom sooner. In 1994 he quit his job as a vice-president at D. E. Shaw & Co., a Wall Street firm and began his company, working out of a garage. After reading a report projecting the growth of e-commerce at 2300%, Bezos decided that his company would sell books online. In 1995, the company began its operations as an online bookstore. In 1997, the company came out with its IPO and announced its intent to diversify into other fields beyond books. In the following year, Amazon diversified its operations to online sales of music and videos and also expanded its international operations acquiring online booksellers in UK and Germany.
In the following years, the company kept on increasing its portfolio selling consumer products like apparels, jewellery, shoes, handbags, furniture, etc. Amazon logo featured a curved arrow representing that the company provided all products from A to Z. The company introduced different business models for sellers, making it a win-win proposition for both. Many businesses started selling their products on Amazon.
Amazon did not expect to make profit in its initial 4-5 years, its unusual business model helped it survive the dot-com bubble burst and become a leading player in online sales. The company finally posted its first profit in the fourth quarter of 2001.
Among the many services that gained huge popularity, was the launch of Amazon Prime, a membership for annual flat fee offering unlimited free express shipping for all eligible purchases, with a special discount for students.
Amazon continued its foray into new segments like the introduction of Kindle, an electronic reading tablet, Fire Tablets, Fire TV and Echo devices. It also started services like Amazon Music and Amazon Video. By 2015, the company surpassed the market capitalization of retail giants like Walmart.
Quick to lead the way for technology innovations, Amazon soon got into the cloud computing domain with Amazon Web Services. Its early entry in the field helped get a strong foothold in the cloud computing domain.
Being one of the largest online retailers, having its own technology products, a share in the cloud computing space and with more than 40 subsidiaries, Amazon continues to dominate a substantial portion of the retail and technology market.
Products Sold by Amazon Singapore
The Amazon Singapore website is a treasure trove of amazing products that can be purchased at reasonable prices. Their products are further classified into the following sections: electronics, books, home, toys & games, kitchen & dining, baby, health & household, beauty, office supplies, video games and grocery. Here’s a short preview of some product categories that are available on Amazon:
Electronics – Purchasing electronics has never been so convenient and easy. Amazon spoils you for choice with its huge collection. From cameras to computers, televisions to home cinemas, power accessories to satellite navigation, and telephones to wearable technology, they have it all. Look out for great Amazon deals that will help you save money as you purchase the products.
Home – Refurbishing a home has just got a lot easier with the array of products on Amazon Singapore’s website. Artwork, furniture, home décor, house cleaning tools etc., you can purchase all these here at reasonable rates. Also, the home room-wise categories make it even easier to shop.
Toys & Games – Amazon Singapore website has toys and games for kids from 0 years to Adults. The toys and games available here are of great quality and from reputed brands like Crayola, BRIO, LeapFrog, Aquabeads and so on. Some products in this category include collectibles toys, puzzles, dolls, model building, learning and education, puppets, soft toys etc.
Beauty – Amazon Singapore website boasts of a huge collection of beauty products. Products for bath and body, hair care, makeup, manicure and pedicure, shaving, skin care etc, you can pick these all from the website. Men as well as women can pick their favourites from top brands like Belei, Bioderma, L-Oreal, Maybelline, Neutrogena, MediHeal and so on.
Grocery – Grocery shopping can get boring and frustrating, but not when you can get them all delivered at your doorstep right from the comforts of your home. Shopping for groceries on Amazon has become quite a favourite among patrons, not only for the comforts involved, but also for the great quality of products and Amazon deals.
|Amazon Singapore Product Category||Products|
|Electronics||Camera & photo, car & vehicle electronics, computers, components & accessories, headphones, earbuds & accessories, hi-fi & home audio, home cinema, TV & video, household batteries & chargers, mobile phones & communication, portable sound & vision, power accessories, radio communication, sat nav, GPS, navigation & accessories|
|Books||Arts & photography, biography, business & careers, calendars, diaries & annuals, children’s books, comics & graphics novels, computing & internet, crime, thrillers & mysteries, education studies & teaching, engineering science, family & lifestyle, fiction, food & drink, health, family & lifestyle, history, home & garden, humour & entertainment, law, medicine & nursing, reference, religion & spirituality, romance, science & nature, science, fiction & fantasy, society, politics & philosophy, sports, textbooks & study games, travel & holiday, young adult|
|Home||Artwork, bathroom, bedding, furniture, home décor, household appliances, household cleaning tools & vacuums, kitchen & dining, laundry, steaming & ironing|
|Toys & Games||Arts & craft, baby & toddler toys, building & construction toy, collectibles toys, dolls & accessories, electronic toys, games & games accessories, puzzles, learning & education, model building, musical toy instruments, novelty & joke toys, party supplies, play figures, pretend play, puppets & puppet theatres, soft toys, sports toys & outdoor, vehicles|
Other categories on Amazon include Kitchen & Dining, Baby, Health & Household, Beauty, Office Supplies, Video Games & Groceries. For the list of sub-categories, visit Amazon Singapore website.
How to Shop at Amazon?
Shop for the best quality products on Amazon and enjoy great discounts during Amazon deals that are offered from time to time. Amazon offers a simple approach to shopping. On the top left-hand side of the homepage, you can find all the product categories listed. It also provides a search icon to search for a specific product and a ‘Sell’ option as well. The homepage also displays Amazon deals, Amazon offers, Amazon promo codes and information on Amazon sale 2019 along with other Amazon promos.
1. Select your preferred category and sub-category, and choose the product you want. It displays the product details, and an ‘Add to Cart’ and ‘Buy Now’ button. Go back to browse a different product or select the quantity and click ‘Buy Now’.
2. Sign in (if you are already a member) or create a new account, and enter your shipping address. Then click ‘Deliver to this address’.
3. Choose your payment option on the next page and enter the Amazon coupon code/Amazon discount code under the promotional codes section. Then review your order and make the payment complete your transaction.
4. Your purchase details and the expected delivery date will be displayed. An e-mail will be sent to you to confirm your order details.
5. Customers can find great Amazon deals on products during Amazon promotions. When shopping, you can redeem your vouchers and coupons by entering the Amazon promo codes/Amazon voucher codes on checkout.
Payment Options on the Amazon Website
Paying for your orders on the Amazon website is a simple task. The company accepts payment through credit or debit cards from major companies like VISA, MasterCard and American Express.
Amazon Deals and Coupon Codes
The company has a strong customer base thanks to the amazing Amazon deals that are available on the website. Most of these deals are for a limited time period and until stock lasts. You can check out the latest deals by clicking on “Today’s Deals” located on the header of the website. Amazon sale is yet another time to shop for products. You not only enjoy the comforts of online shopping but also save plenty of money. Cashback policies and Amazon codes available on various websites, like Shopback, make your shopping process a delightful one.
Amazon ShopFest: Find the Latest Info Here!
ShopFest counts as one of the biggest shopping events ShopBack has to offer. With that comes endless ways for you to enjoy some great savings. To help you along with that, ShopBack promises to bring you the best deals from our list of merchants and that includes offers from the latest Amazon sales this ShopFest! So swing by ShopBack to kickstart your ShopFest shopping experience!
How to Shop on Amazon using Shopback
Shopping for Amazon products vis Shopback enables you to avail discounts via cashback policies, Amazon coupons and Amazon vouchers available on the Shopback website. The various steps involved in shopping for Amazon products via a registered account on Shopback is mentioned below.
Step 1: Visit the ShopBack website and select Amazon store from the list of merchants and brands on the homepage. You can also use the search box to find the link to Amazon store.
Step 2: Go through important information given in the ‘Cashback Details’, ‘Tips to ensure cashback’ and ‘Other Terms and Conditions’ sections.
Step 3: For more attractive deals and coupons, check out the ' Amazon.com Discount Codes, Promo Codes & Coupons’ section.
Step 4: Click on the "Activate Cashback" button located on the top left corner of the page.
On clicking the button, you will be redirected to the Amazon website to browse and select the products that you intend to buy.
Amazon Shipping and Return Policy
Enjoy amazing discounts on Amazon during Amazon deals, and experience hassle-free shipping and returns. The shipping and returns policy for Amazon is listed below:
- Shipping: For one-day delivery within Singapore, it costs S$2.99 and deliveries will be done from Monday to Saturday (business days). For standard deliveries in Singapore, the cost is free for orders above S$40 and deliveries will be done on business days, Monday to Saturday. The timeline for standard delivery is 2 to 3 business days. Refer Amazon free delivery page for the conditions applicable for free delivery.
- All the shipping speeds do not apply to all addresses/all items. Delivery time will be counted from the time of order dispatch. Amazon International Store lets customers in Singapore to access products from overseas Amazon online stores (like Amazon.com). Visit their shipping & delivery page for detailed information.
- Returns: Products can be returned within 15 days from the date of delivery, provided the items are in the original condition. Return will not be available for specific products, say, orders placed during Amazon deals or items that are un-hygienic for second-time use. Refer their return policy to know more. You may go to the returns support centre for returning an item or arrange for a pick-up.
Refunds for return will depend on various factors. Get all the details on refunds by visiting the Amazon Singapore refund policy page.