Amazon.com For Dummies

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Wiley, Jan 30, 2003 - Computers - 380 pages
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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®, 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® 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”
  • 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® 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 showtimes, 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
  • 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® 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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About the author (2003)

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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