Amazon.com For Dummies

Amazon.com For Dummies

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If you've surfed the Web more than once, you've probably visited Amazon.com. Originally you may have gone there searching for books, but Amazon.com is so much more than a bookstore. The author of "Amazon.com For Dummies [registered]", who has been involved with the site from its beginnings, describes it as a shopping mall/home improvement store/bazaar/travel agency/newsstand/car lot, but most importantly, a community of buyers and sellers people like you. Countless opportunities exist for those who join this community, and "Amazon.com For Dummies [registered]" gives you a smorgasbord sampling of what they are and how to take advantage of every one. For example, you can: set up an account and buy things; bid on an auction; sell your items; personalize your shopping experience; open your own online "store"; and join the Amazon.com community. Written by Mara Friedman, who has held several positions with Amazon.com including marketing communications manager, "Amazon.com For Dummies [registered]" takes you from your first venture into the Amazon all the way to making money from your Amazon.com experience.
Discover how to: find your way around the marketplace and scout out the best deals; get local movie show times, view restaurant menus, chat with other shoppers, send free e-cards, or sign up for a free reminder service; track orders and manage your account; browse specialty shops and check out international merchandise; take advantage of reviews from other shoppers; set up and use wish lists for yourself and your friends; create your own online Zshop, set the right prices, and take photos that help sell your items; and take advantage of the Amazon.com Advantage or become an Associate. Whether you're a complete novice who'd like a guide to help you with your first online purchases, or a longtime Amazon.com shopper who wants to become an online entrepreneur, "Amazon.com For Dummies [registered]" has what you need. Use it today to get started, and tomorrow to help you manage your own successful online business.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 189.5 x 234.7 x 21.6mm | 571.54g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764558404
  • 9780764558405

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Testing the Waters: Finding Your Way Around the Store. Chapter 1: Amazon.com 101. Chapter 2: The Main Stops on the Shopping Circuit. Chapter 3: You Are the Master of Your Account. Chapter 4: Heeeeeeeeeelp! Part II: You Want It? They Got It: Shopping and Buying at Amazon.com. Chapter 5: A Closer Look at the Stores. Chapter 6: Services at Amazon.com. Chapter 7: The Strange, the Special, and the Super Cheap. Chapter 8: Get What You Want: Find It and Suss It Out. Chapter 9: Window--Shopping on the Web. Chapter 10: Clicking Your Way to Purchase Paradise. Part III: The More the Merrier: The Amazon.com Community. Chapter 11: It's All About You! Cool Stuff That Happens Automatically. Chapter 12: Putting Your Two Cents In: Reviews, Lists, & Cool Features. Chapter 13: Giving (and Getting) Good Gifts. Part IV: Making Money at Amazon.com. Chapter 14: The Basics of Using Amazon.com to Build Bucks. Chapter 15: The Buying/Selling Circle: Amazon.com Marketplace. Chapter 16: Where on Earth Did You Find That? Auctions and zShops. Chapter 17: Leveling the Playing Field: Amazon.com Advantage. Chapter 18: Cash by Association: Amazon Associates. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 19: Ten E--Mails You Might Get from Amazon.com. Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Get Great Deals. Chapter 21: The Ten Strangest Items for Sale. Appendix: The Esoteric Amazon: Honor System and Amazon Anywhere. Index.
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About Mara Friedman

Mara Friedman joined Amazon.com in its infancy and helped it mushroom into the world's largest online destination. She continues to work with Amazon.com through Smartypants Communications.
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"Everything is presented in a step--by--step manner, so anyone can master the world of Amazon." (Practical Web Projects, March 2004)
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"Everything is presented in a step-by-step manner, so anyone can master the world of Amazon." (Practical Web Projects, March 2004)
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