If youâ€TMve surfed the Web more than once, youâ€TMve 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 DummiesÂ®, 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 sellersâ€”people like you. Countless opportunities exist for those who join this community, and Amazon.com For DummiesÂ® 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 anauction Sell your items Personalize your shopping experience Open your own online â€œstoreâ€ Join the Amazon.com community Written by Mara Friedman, who has held several positions with Amazon.com…It’s good to see that Amazon.com for Dummies has finally arrived on our virtual shelves. This book will introduce even experienced Amazon.com customers to some of the less obvious features of the online emporium, such as Corporate Accounts, Travel Services and Friends & Favourites. Read and learn from Mara Friedman how Amazon.com can provide you with information and (through zShops and the Associates programme) make you money.
Friedman briefly covers Amazon’s collection of Web Services, which are utilities available to programmers who want to embed Amazon.com functionality (such as book searches and popularity monitoring) in their own applications. What’s here is clear and stylish (and sometimes funny), and will certainly make you aware of features you don’t know about yet. Amazon.com is unusual as a business in that it rewards exploration and study. This book acts as your guide through the electronic aisles. –David Wall, Amazon.com
- How to locate and buy the things you want
- How to advertise and sell the things you have
- How to meet people and have fun on Amazon.com