All the Cool Amazon Services You Haven’t Heard of (including 17 ways to make money)

By Tico+Tina

Last updated February 22, 2019

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We're Amazon affiliates because we really like and use them alllll the time, but it's hard even for us to keep up with everything they offer!

This is an attempt to keep track of it all in one place, so if you know of something we're missing, please let us know.

Of course the most well-known service is Amazon Prime. We've used it since at least 2006, though we have orders dating back to 2004.

The reason we started using Amazon Prime was because of the free 2-day shipping, but they've added on quite a few benefits since then as they continue to develop more services, which we've outlined below.

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21 Benefits that Come with an Amazon Prime Membership

Check these Amazon Prime benefits out especially if you already have a membership, to make sure you're not missing out on anything you could be utilizing! Manage your Amazon Household here.

  • Prime Deals + Products - just for Prime members
  • Prime Delivery - free 2-day shipping + many more options
  • Prime Wardrobe - try on clothes before you buy, free returns
  • Prime Video (or Amazon instant video) - thousands of movies and tv shows anytime
  • Prime Music - listen to over 2 million hand-curated songs. Also notable is a service called Amazon Autorip, which includes an MP3 on eligible CD and vinyl purchases.
  • Prime Reading -  read thousands of fiction and non-fiction books, kids books, and magazines for free
  • Amazon First Reads - read next month's new releases today, free and discounted
  • Twitch Prime - free games + new games every month
  • Amazon Photos - unlimited full resolution photo storage (+5GB video storage) with auto-backup, easy share, and easy search
  • Amazon Prints - free delivery
  • Audible Channels - exclusive original audio series + playlists handcrafted for every interest
  • Prime Exclusive Phones - get special deals on unlocked phones
  • early access to lightening deals - promotions offered in limited quantity for a short period of time
  • Prime Day - annual sales event exclusive to Prime members
  • access to Prime Pantry deals
  • access to Amazon Prime Nowonline products + local restaurant and store delivery to home, work, hotel
  • special WholeFoods discounts
  • FreeTime Unlimited membership discount
  • Prime Music Unlimited membership discount
  • Washington Post free trial + discount subscription
  • up to 30% off and 20% back from Avis (this is actually available to any Amazon customer)
  • easier record management - A big reason I always try to go through Amazon over other options is so I have fewer accounts to maintain, and I can easily find order history in 1 place.

Amazon Discounts

amazon coupons

Amazon Coupons helps you find great deals!

amazon assistant

Amazon Assistant gives you quick access to order updates, product comparisons, shortcuts, deal notifications, and makes it easy to add to your universal registry from any site.

amazon subscribe and save

Subscribe & Save gives you the chance to save up to 15% and receive free shipping on products you get on a regular basis, like toiletries, cosmetics, staple foods, etc.

amazon reload

Amazon Reload is a way for Prime members to get 2% rewards by using a designated debit card.

Discounted Amazon Prime* is just what it sounds like - a Prime membership for almost 50% off.

* For EBT and Medicaid card holders.

Amazon Prime Student gives students access to college deals and exclusive promotions. Free for 6 months(!) and then a great discounted membership price.

Amazon Family* has special family coupons + 20% off diapers, baby food, and more.

* Free 2-day shipping on millions of items
* Unlimited instant streaming of thousands of movies and tv shows
* Unlimited ad-free streaming of millions of songs

amazon renewed

Amazon Renewed is where you can find quality refurbished, pre-owned, and open-box products.

amazon warehouse

Amazon Warehouse has great deals up to 25% off of quality used products.

Amazon Prime Pantry* means access to exclusive selection on groceries and household products with thousands of low-priced items in everyday sizes, + exclusive deals and coupons. Check out the selection here.

Shipping Time: 1-4 business days (uses ground shipping)

* Available exclusively to Amazon Prime members (including trial memberships). Try it out and get $10 off $40.
* You can access Prime Pantry items as an Amazon Prime member even if you don't have a Prime Pantry membership - you just need to order $35 (instead of the usual $10) worth of Prime Pantry items in order to get the free shipping.

Save with top deals every day. Time-sensitive, limited quantity available, limit 1 per customer.

5% back at and Whole Foods, 2% back at restaurants/gas stations/drugstores, 1% back on all other purchases

Amazon Rentals

Rent musical instruments and textbooks (including etextbooks) directly from Amazon and save!

* All rental payments are deducted from the purchase amount if you decide to buy.
You can also trade in your textbooks when you're done with them.

17 Ways You Can Make Money on Amazon

Amazon Media Services

Amazon Music Unlimited* is unlimited ad-free access to any song, + listen offline.

* over 50 million songs with weekly new releases from today's most popular artists
* Special student discount
* low-cost single-device plan
family plan lets you share the service with up to 6 family members

Amazon Prime Video Channels* lets you pick and choose access to your favorite types of content. See some of our favorite shows.

amazon underground

Amazon Underground a wide selection of #actuallyfree games. Also check out Appstore Family.

Kindle Unlimited* gives you unlimited access to over 1 million ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines.

* 6, 12, and 24-month plans

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited* gives you unlimited access to thousands of kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games. See some of the series our kids have enjoyed reading.

Access the Amazon FreeTime Unlimited Parent Dashboard

* Content from Disney, nickelodeon, Sesame Street, PBS Kids, Cartoon Network, and much more
* Manage content and review activity from the Parent Dashboard.
* Set daily limits or restrict certain categories – like apps and video – while leaving unlimited time for reading.
* Block access to games and cartoons until after educational goals are met.

* Discounted access for Prime members

Audible* gives you 2 free audio books and 2 free Audible originals when you try out a membership.

* Exchange books you don't like for free.
* Pick up where you left off, from any device
* Special Romance Package

amazon alexa

Amazon Skills* = information, lifestyle help, games & trivia, etc.

* Also available directly on your PC!

amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV gives you access to over 500,000 TV episodes and movies from services like Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, YouTube, Prime Video, and more.

amazon drive

Amazon Drive* lets you backup your photos & videos - organize, share, smart search, access anywhere

* get the Amazon photos app for backing up from all your devices

amazon studios

Amazon Studios creates original productions + tools like Amazon Storywriter and Amazon Storybuilder.

cards, calendars, photo gifts, wall decor, prints, photo books
* get free delivery with a Prime membership

Amazon Gift Services

amazon gift list

Amazon Gift Lists make it easy to get friends and family exactly what they want! (And make it easier for them to know what you want, too 😉 )

amazon allowance

Amazon Allowance is a way to give recurring or one-time funds to a recipient's Gift Card Balance - use for gifts, or as a way to automatically save for your own purchases

Amazon Baby Registry* is the perfect way to prepare for a new member of the family since you can add items from any site and multiple people can contribute to larger gifts!

* Free welcome box with value up to $35
Universal registry - add items from any site
15% discount on eligible items
Group gifting - multiple people can contribute to larger gifts
Free 90-day returns

Amazon Wedding Registry* is the perfect way to prepare for your new life as a couple since you can add items from any site and multiple people can contribute to larger gifts!

* Free gifts
Universal registry - add items from any site
up to 20% discount on eligible items
Group gifting - multiple people can contribute to larger gifts

* Easy "Thank You" lists
Free 180-day returns

Check out products we use and recommend as a minimalist family.

Amazon IRL

amazon locker

Amazon Locker makes deliveries and returns easy on your time, whether busy or even traveling.

amazon 4-star

Amazon 4-Star are physical store locations with customer favorites from the website - 4 stars and above, top sellers, new and trending.

amazon go

Amazon Go is the world's most advanced shopping technology. No lines, no checkout - just grab and go.

amazon books

Amazon Books integrates offline shopping with the benefits of the community to help you find items you'll love - books, devices, toys, games, and more.

amazon cash

Amazon Cash* is the way you can shop without a debit or credit card on Amazon. Available at participating locations near you.

* Get a $5 Amazon credit when you add $25 or more. (first-time customers)
* See the FAQ here.

Amazon Household Services

amazon prime wardrobe

Amazon Prime Wardrobe* lets you try on clothing, shoes, and accessories before you buy!

Shipping Time: may take 4-6 business days

* Available exclusively to Amazon Prime members (including trial memberships).
* Try 3-8 items at a time for a 7-day try-on period.

amazon dash buttons

Amazon Dash buttons* are a quick and convenient way to reorder items as you're using them and realize you need to restock.

* Seems to me like they would be most useful for situations where you want helpers (housekeepers, babysitters, etc.) or employees in an office setting or something to keep stuff like paper towels stocked.
* Cost is $4.99 for each physical dash button.
* Virtual dash buttons seem like a more practical option for the average user, as most of us have our phones with us a lot of the time. Some buttons are probably already generated for you automatically, but you can add more.

Amazon Home Services* is the easiest way to get stuff done around your home or business - all with a happiness guarantee!

Upfront Pricing
Easy Scheduling
Handpicked Local Pros
* Top examples include House Cleaning, Handyman Services, Carpet Cleaning, Assembly, Home Improvement, Yard & Outdoors, Computers & Electronics, Window Cleaning, Plumber

Amazon Fresh* is unlimited grocery delivery for just $14.99/month. It's a no-brainer for the time it will save!

* Available exclusively to Amazon Prime members (including trial memberships).
* You can save recipes and add ingredients to your grocery list. (I'm guessing they plan to make this much more robust than it is now.)
* Currently only available in limited areas, but I'm sure it will grow a lot over the next couple years since it is without a doubt the future of grocery shopping.

amazon prime now

Prime Now* is delivery for online products + local restaurants and stores to home, work, hotel (like Postmates)

* For Prime members.

amazon vehicles

Amazon Vehicles is automotive research made simple - customer and expert reviews, new and used pricing, images/videos/360 views, detailed features and specifications.

amazon second chance

Amazon Second Chance is an assortment of options to give your stuff a second life.

amazon pay

Amazon Pay lets you manage your payments via the information already stored in your Amazon account.

Give teens the freedom to shop, but approve what they spend via text.

view, manage, and find parts for your saved vehicles

shop coupons, deals, and personalized recommendations for your pet/s

Amazon Business, Charity, +

amazon smile

Amazon Smile* is the way to support a charity of your choice through a percentage of your purchases.

* You have to go to in order for a percentage of your purchase to count towards your charity. By personal experience, it's hard to remember to do that, so I recommend installing this browser extension that makes sure you're in the right place every time you shop.

Amazon Business is a competitive marketplace with business-only pricing and quantity discounts. Anyone who makes purchases for work can create a free account for their business.

amazon brand registry

Amazon Brand Registry helps you protect your intellectual property and create an accurate and trusted experience for customers on Amazon.

amazon web services

AWS is a plethora of cloud products, including database, network & content delivery, analytics, VR, blockchain, and much more.

amazon mechanical turk

Amazon Mechanical Turk is access to a global, on-demand, 24x7 workforce.

Amazon Hub is package management simplified (24/7 package pickup) for companies who manage properties.

* Resident Data Automation, accepts deliveries from all carriers and retailers, 24/7 dedicated Amazon customer support, no on-going fees

amazon inspire

Amazon Inspire is an open collaboration service that helps teachers to easily discover, gather, and share quality educational content (K-12 resources) with their community. .

Discover Cool New Products

amazon launchpad

Amazon Launchpad showcases the latest innovations from emerging brands.

amazon handmade

Amazon Handmade is a great way to find unique, handcrafted products from Artisans around the world.

amazon prime book box

Amazon has a section of top subscription boxes with curated items in beauty, grocery and snacks, lifestyle, toys, and more.

* discover new favorites
* every box is back by Amazon's A-to-Z guarantee
* up to 50% off your first box

* Amazon's own offerings include Prime Book Box and STEM Club
* It's a great gift idea!

Amazon Brands

Amazon Basics is Amazon's brand for everyday items at a value. Amazon Elements is premium products with transparent origins, exclusive to Amazon. Wickedly Prime is Amazon's brand of food & snacks.

amazon exclusives

Amazon Exclusives helps you discover unique and innovative products from emerging brands.

amazon storefronts

Amazon Storefronts is where you can discover products from small and medium-sized businesses.

like or dislike for instant recommendations and search Amazon by your personal style

Amazon Customer Service

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