The Amazing Amazon!
You often hear that you can get almost anything on Amazon and this is true. The online megastore offers a variety of products and services that you can take advantage of from the privacy of your home. Whether you need a loan or you want to purchase a book subscription service for your Kindle or tablet’s Kindle app, you can use Amazon.com to get it done quickly.
Amazon.com is a marketplace that sells just about every product you could want. These items are sold through Amazon directly and through private sellers and major companies who open stores on the website. They also offer many different services, such as the Kindle Lending Library, Amazon Prime, a book subscription service that allows for unlimited reading each month for a monthly fee, movie services and music services.
Those looking to sell on Amazon can sell just about anything that they want. They have control over things like pricing their items and setting shipping rates and policies. This allows people with little investment to open an online store on a website that already has a highly established reputation.
Amazon Prime Membership
Amazon Prime membership requires a yearly fee and it provides different perks and services for this fee. There is a free trial period of 30 days for those who want to try the service with a year long commitment. There are several benefits that come with this membership, including:
a) Free two-day shipping on all orders that are over $25.00. While it states two-day shipping, it is possible for packages to take up to 10 days in some cases.
b) Members have access to more than 500,000 books through the e-book library. There is not due date to return the book and you get one book per month.
c) You can instantly stream more than 40,000 television shows and movies.
Small Business Loans
It is true that you can literally get everything on Amazon these days. Those wanting to sell on Amazon can apply for loans to get their storefront started. These are not subsidized or unsubsidized loans, (subsidized being a loan with interest paid by the government until repayment and unsubsidized being where the student always pays the interest) but basic small business loans with an average interest rate of 14 percent for those with good to excellent credit.
At this time, Amazon is extending loan opportunities to those who have stores on the Amazon website. Those who are not an Amazon seller, are unable to apply for loans through this company. Their loan eligibility criteria can change based on the market, so be sure to look into the different terms and requirements before you apply. This will help to ensure the greatest chance at approval if you need to loan to expand your Amazon store.
All of the services on Amazon.com do come with their own set of terms and conditions. Make sure that you fully understand these before you agree to them and start using the service. This will eliminate any hassles and surprises down the road.