Essay on Advantage and Disadvantage of Amazon

2123 Words Oct 17th, 2012 9 Pages
Amazon.com is one of the most popular web sites in the short history of the internet. It began as a book seller and has expanded to include all sorts of general merchandise from clothing to appliances and more. Amazon.com once sold only new items but the people in charge quickly discovered that a large market existed for selling used merchandise. They decided to tap into this market for used goods, creating the Amazon.com Marketplace, a place for consumers to find products at low prices.

What Does This Service Offer?:

Amazon.com Marketplace is simply a service within the Amazon.com web site that caters to those who want to find used versions of products in order to save money. Also, it provides a means to find items for sale that
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You select the items you want by clicking the link to add them to your shopping cart. Then, you proceed to the check out, pay for your items, and wait for them to arrive. If you purchase Amazon.com Marketplace items along with new merchandise from Amazon.com itself, everything will be combined together in one shopping cart and one payment. However, the items will, of course, be shipped separately because the Marketplace item will be coming to you from an anonymous seller- someone who could live next door to you or several thousand miles away.

A short time after you receive your merchandise in the mail, Amazon.com will send you a link and ask you to logon to your Amazon.com account and rate the seller. You will be asked to rate the seller from one star (lowest rating) to five stars (highest rating). You can also leave a comment if you wish. And if you don’t want to give a specific rating but want to leave a comment, you can do that, too. Amazon.com gives the buyer 90 days to rate the seller. After this time has passed, you can no longer rate.

What About Selling?:

For selling, Amazon.com Marketplace is easy to use. There is no need to take pictures or anything like that. You simply find the product category and create a new listing by clicking the link that says “Sell Yours Here”. It is up to you to determine a price level and how you want to handle shipment.

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