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12 great Amazon features you might not know about (but will wish you had)

Updated Feb 18th, 2015 11:38AM EST

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When it comes to online shopping, Amazon is king. The company hasn’t quite mastered the delicate art of consistent profit growth, but when it comes to undercutting the competition and selling an impossibly wide range of goods at competitive prices, there is none better than Amazon. Of course, Amazon is constantly breaking into new areas and it now provides plenty of services outside of simply shipping goods to your door in two days.

And no, we’re not just talking about Prime Video streaming — Amazon’s reach extends well beyond that now.

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Business Insider recently put together a list of 12 very cool and useful Amazon features that you might not know about. Once you learn about them though, you might just wonder how you ever lived without them.

For example, did you know that there’s a program called Amazon Vine? It’s not an easy program to get into — details can be found on this page on Amazon’s website — but once you’re in you’ll get all different kinds of free products from Amazon to review and keep.

There’s also an awesome program called Amazon Locker. If you live in New York, Seattle, London or certain parts of California, you can have things you order on Amazon shipped to a locker in a participating local store. This way things can be delivered while you’re at work during the day and you’ll know that they’re safe and sound.

Other items on the list include Amazon Smile, Amazon Flow and Amazon Prime sharing. For the full list with details, follow the source link.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.