Consumers all over the world are forecasted to spend around a whopping $6.54 trillion on online shopping in 2022. In 2019, worldwide eCommerce sales worldwide are expected to reach $3.53 trillion, according to Statista. Having said that, there are plenty of ways to save money while shopping online. Here are some ways to do so on the one of the most popular eCommerce sites, Amazon India.
Load Up Your Amazon Wallet
Amazon comes up with offers very regularly, especially for those who use its e-wallet. You can even get cashbacks directly into the Amazon Pay wallet. So, go ahead and load the wallet and use it to make online payments on various sites, including food delivery aggregators and ticket bookings. Even if you don’t make a purchase, you can simply save the money for future transactions. The cashback offer is usually available between the 28th and 30th of each month.
Sign Up for a Student Account
Amazon Student offers a free trial period of 6 months for college students. This includes free two-day shipping, unlimited photo storage options and multiple other benefits. Once your trial period is over, you automatically get upgraded to the Amazon Prime Membership, at half the price.
Make Use of Amazon Gift Cards
Amazon gift cards offer 10% cash back up to ₹100 when you buy one. You can send this card instead of sending money to your loved ones on special occasions like birthdays or festivals. When you send them the gift cards, they can shop for themselves, without you having to worry about whether they’ll like your gift. Plus, you can keep collecting the cashbacks to give yourself a good reward too!
Purchase During Amazon’s “Super Value Day”
On the Super Value Days, you can buy groceries and other daily use products on Amazon and avail discounts of up to 35%, along with cashbacks. For this, you need to make a purchase of at least ₹1,500 of the products eligible for the offer. Also, if you are an ICICI Bank account holder, you can make payments through your debit card or net banking for more discounts. If not, make the payment via your Amazon wallet to make the most of this offer.
Sign Up for Amazon Prime Membership
Prime members enjoy exclusive benefits of early access to exciting deals, unlimited access to video streaming on Amazon Prime Video, access to deals exclusive to Prime Members and so on. Being a Prime member, you get free shipping, along with one day, two day and standard delivery on eligible items, offer irrespective of their value. You just have to pay an annual subscription fee of ₹999 for the membership.
Manage Your Shopping Cart and Wish List
Keep adding products to your cart from time to time and don’t check out until you really need them. Amazon will keep sending you notifications whenever there is a price drop in the products. This is a great hack to get your favorite item at a lower price. This happens because Amazon assumes that you want to buy the product and they don’t want to lose a potential customer to a competitor website. So, go ahead and give yourself some retail therapy and be rewarded for it in kind!