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Amazon allows users to submit reviews to the web page of each product. Reviewers must rate the product on a rating scale from one to five stars. Amazon provides a badging option for reviewers which indicate the real name of the reviewer (based on confirmation of a credit card account) or which indicate that the reviewer is one of the top reviewers by popularity. Customers may comment or vote on the reviews, indicating whether they found a review helpful to them. If a review is given enough “helpful” hits, it appears on the front page of the product. In 2010, Amazon was reported as being the largest single source of Internet consumer reviews.
When publishers asked Bezos why Amazon would publish negative reviews, he defended the practice by claiming that amazon.com was “taking a different approach … we want to make every book available—the good, the bad, and the ugly … to let truth loose”.
Although reviews are attributed to the credit-card name of the reviewer, there have been cases of positive reviews being written and posted by a public relations company on behalf of its clients, and instances of writers using pseudonyms to leave negative reviews of their rivals’ works.
Following the listing of Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson, a disparaging biography of Michael Jackson by Randall Sullivan, his fans, organized via social media as “Michael Jackson’s Rapid Response Team to Media Attacks” bombarded Amazon with negative reviews and negative ratings of positive reviews.
“Search Inside the Book” is a feature which allows customers to search for keywords in the full text of many books in the catalog. The feature started with 120,000 titles (or 33 million pages of text) on October 23, 2003. There are currently about 300,000 books in the program. Amazon has cooperated with around 130 publishers to allow users to perform these searches.
To avoid copyright violations, amazon.com does not return the computer-readable text of the book. Instead, it returns a picture of the matching page, instructs the web browser to disable printing, and puts limits on the number of pages in a book a single user can access. Additionally, customers can purchase online access to some of the same books via the “Amazon Upgrade” program.Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) surprised the auto industry with its launch of a new portal last week. The new Amazon Vehicles allows consumers to view details on hundreds of new and classic cars.
Amazon is the 800-pound gorilla of online shopping, but the new portal doesn’t allow vehicle purchases — at least, not yet. But the new site is a sign that Amazon is thinking about ways to insert itself into the car-sales process, and that has implications for a lot of players in the business of cars.
What Amazon Vehicles is and isn’t — yet
Right now, Amazon Vehicles is just a “car research destination and automotive community,” as the company says. Users can find images, videos, specifications, and customer reviews of many new, used, and classic cars. Users can also leave car-related questions for others to answer — and can leave reviews of cars they’ve owned.
While the size of Amazon’s huge user base is unique, a lot of the content seems to duplicate what sites like Edmunds’s and Kelley Blue Book already provide. And there’s no obvious revenue source for Amazon in the site as it is today.
Didn’t receive your shipment in 2 days? How about a free month of Prime?
If you received your shipment beyond the promised 2-day shipping speed, contact Amazon customer service. They will typically add a free month of Prime (a .25 value) on your current subscription. They may also offer a monetary credit for the trouble instead of the free month.
19. Expecting a baby? Amazon Mom is free for Prime members
Amazon Mom is a cool perk for expecting and new mothers that offers a 20 percent discount on diapers in the Subscribe & Save program. In addition, expecting moms can receive a 15% discount on all baby registry items within 60 days of the expected due date.
On top of that, Amazon Mom members will receive member-exclusive coupons on baby-related items, have access to exclusive reviews written by Amazon Mom members and earn a Amazon credit for each mom they help enroll in the program.
20. Do you take pictures? Use your unlimited storage perk
Using cloud storage, Amazon Prime members can archive their entire photo collection for free with Amazon Cloud Drive. There’s no limitations on file size or volume of photos, making it ideal for both professional and amateur photographers that need a place to backup their media.
In addition, Prime customers will receive 5GB of additional space to store videos or any other type of file in the cloud. Video and photo content can