Amazon is always acquiring new companies and creating new services so they can eventually take over the world. There are constantly new services being added to Amazon so I wanted to create a resource for all of Amazon services and what they are (in no particular order).
In 2013, Amazon officially launched their online marketplace for selling fine art and called it Amazon Art. This special marketplace started out with only 40,000 products and now has millions of original and limited edition fine art.
Amazon Art includes paintings, prints, photography, drawings and mixed media. Prices range anywhere between $10 and almost $300,000!
Amazon Fresh was first introduced in 2007 in Seattle as a grocery delivery and pickup services provided by Amazon. Customers can order from more than 500,000 items with same-day delivery. In order to be eligible to use Amazon Fresh, you must have a Prime Membership as well as be located in one of the select cities. Visit this page to see if you are in a location that has Amazon Fresh.
With AmazonFresh, your favorite grocery items can be delivered right to your home or apartment. For $14.99 a month (not including Prime Membership Fee), you can get the amazing benefits of Amazon Fresh.
Here are the current cities that have Amazon Fresh available:
- Seattle, WA
- Los Angeles, CA
- San Francisco, CA
- San Diego, CA
- New York City, NY
- Center City Philadelphia, PA
- Baltimore, MD
- Sacramento, CA
- Boston, MA
- Dallas, TX
- Chicago, IL
- Denver, CO
Prime was launched in 2005 and has become one of the biggest subscription products in the World. Amazon Prime offers free, two-day shipping and a whole slew of other great benefits, all for a low yearly or monthly price. When it was launched, it was an unproven concept and had a lot of skepticism from the board but has now grown to become a very popular service by Amazon.
Amazon Prime pricing has change a few times since it was first introduced but here is the current membership options:
|Prime Video (monthly)||$8.99|
Amazon Local was a service by Amazon that features local deals, similar to Groupon. This service was shut down in December of 2015 due to competing with Groupon and LivingSocial who are both somewhat owned by Amazon.
The Amazon Dash Button makes ordering your favorite (or most ordered) items easy. With just one simple click, you can order your favorite products. Amazon Dash is only available to Prime Members and they cost $4.99 each.
Its pretty simple to use… Just pair your Dash Button to your Amazon phone app. Press the button when your product is running low and you will receive your product before it runs out! It works with WiFi and you can place them wherever you need them.
Put a tide button by your washing machine so you can quickly order more detergent before it runs out. Stick a Ziploc button in your drawer so you never run out of sandwich bags.
Besides the cost of the Button, this service is completely free (besides the cost of the items) to Prime members. You can also get Virtual Dash Buttons that work on the same way but they are on your phone or computer.
Go is one of Amazons newer products that is really innovative and exciting. It could also be seen as the reason that Amazon acquired Whole Foods. Amazon Go is the worlds most advanced shopping technology that allows you to simply grab items in select Go stores and walk out. Your amazon account will be charged automatically by tagging all the items you have grabbed.
Currently, there is just one 1,800 square feet store in Seattle that uses computer vision, sensor fusion and deep learning to detect when products are taken from the shelves (or returned) and create a virtual shopping cart.
Previously Amazon Supply, Amazon Business is a buying solution for registered businesses and designated employees of that Business. This makes ordering office supplies, electronics, computers, etc a lot easier for businesses.
With Amazon Business, company owners can get business only price savings, tax exemptions, and corporate purchasing cards. They even offer purchasing analytics so you can keep a close eye on whats being ordered by who and when.
Link Amazon Business to Amazon Prime and your whole company can enjoy the benefits of Amazon Prime.
Amazon Tickets is another new service by Amazon that specializes in… you guessed it, Tickets! Launched in 2016 in the United Kingdom, Amazon Tickets is looking to be the worlds premier destination for purchasing tickets.
They will offer early bird access to premium VIP tickets, seating and events with an Amazon Prime membership. There is currently no information on when Amazon Tickets will launch in the US.
Flex is a brand new service by Amazon that allows you to make money delivering packages for Amazon. You can make anywhere from $18-$25 an hour delivering Amazon packages. The great thing about Amazon Flex is that you can set your own schedule and be in total control of when you work.
Amazon Flex comes with a state of the art app that shows you where to pick up your packages, where and when to delivery them and your current earnings as a Flex Partner.
Amazon Prime Pantry
Amazon’s new Prime Pantry is a innovative service from Amazon for Prime Members that allows you to bundle household items and save big on bulk buying. It is a virtual store where Amazon Prime members can shop for household products like groceries, beverages and every day toiletries.
The addition if Prime Pantry in Amazon has allowed them to expand their selection of items to offer 1000’s of popular items for Prime Members.
Amazon Pantry has a flat rate shipping fee of $5.99 or you can bundle 5 qualifying items and you will get free shipping on your Pantry Box which makes getting your groceries fast, cheap and easy.
You can shop from a number of categories like:
- Household & Pets
- Beauty & Grooming
- Wellness & Healthcare
- Coupons & Deals
Amazon Digital Store
Did you know that you can buy games, digital courses, software and apps on Amazon? The Amazon Digital Store features thousands of games and software ready for instant download to your computer or console.
All of your digital downloads will be kept on your Games and Software Library so it will be available wherever there is an internet connection. Note that all software and games purchased on Amazon are non-returnable and non-refundable.
Make sure you check out the Digital Deals area to get software and games up to 90% off!
We all know Amazon is trying to take over the World. They started Amazon Studios to develop TV shows, movies, and short films and distribute them through their streaming video service, Amazon Video. Amazon Studios was started in 2010 and is accepting online submission for scripts in drama, comedy and children series.
You don’t even have to be a professional filmmaker or script writer to submit your idea. Amazon claims that they are just looking for the next big movie idea… so you never know!
Currently Amazon Studios has 8 series/movies that is has released:
AmazonWireless is a service that allows you to shop and buy carrier phones and mobile devices, right from Amazon.com. Over are the days of long lines and hours spent at the cell phone store. Simply order your next phone using AmazonWireless and enjoy free 2-day shipping for Prime members.
They also now offer a price-matching guarantee so you will get the best price on your next phone or tablet.
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
AWS or Amazon Web Services is one of Amazon biggest and fastest growing services, providing on-demand cloud computing platforms with a usage based billing model. Amazon Web Services feature a load of services including database storage, content delivery, and hosting.
AWS is used by some of the biggest companies in the World including Spotify, Airbnb, and Yelp which explains why they are predicted to do $13 billion in revenue for 2017 from AWS services.
Unless you live under a rock, you have heard of Amazon’s Alexa. Its an intelligent personal assistant that is capable of music playback, voice interaction, creating to-do lists, setting alarms, providing weather, traffic and a whole lot of other really cool functions.
Alexa was launched in 2014 alongside the Echo which is the device that uses Alexa to communicate with the user. Since then, it has evolved and is constantly being upgrade with new features and functions to make your life a little bit easier.
The Amazon Appstore is a section of Amazon.com where you can buy mobile phone apps. Similar to the Google Playstore and the Apple store, Amazons Appstore has thousands of games and apps for your mobile devices.
Prices for apps range from Free-$1,000 and work with any of your favorite devices like Fire Tablet, Android, Iphone and more. All your apps will be available in your Apps and Software section for easy access and downloading from any of your devices.
You can also select the device you want to find apps for so you can find the apps the work with your device or download items from your mobile device with the Amazon Mobile App.
Similar to Dropbox and Google Drive, Amazon Drive is a secure cloud storage service for photos, videos and files. With a Prime Membership, you can get Unlimited photo storage plus 5 GB for videos and other files. With Amazon Drive, you can have all your most valuable files secured and backed up daily. Access your files from anywhere, any device and save a ton of space on your devices.
If you need more than the default 5GB of storage, Amazon offers bigger plans that range from $11.99-$59.99 per year.
Not only can you store all your videos, photos and files but you can even print photos through Amazon on cards, prints, photo books, calendars, mugs, t-shirts and more. Amazon Prints allows you to create premium and thoughtful gifts for your friends, family and loved ones.
Get free shipping on orders over $15 and free 2 day shipping from Prime members.
Amazon Fire TV
The Fire TV is a digital media player that can stream the latest digital audio and video content right to your HD TV. There are currently 2 generations of the Amazon Fire TV stick which runs on Fire OS 3.0.
Amazon Fire TV gives you access to tons of premium channels and shows from HBO, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Video and more. Currently there are over 300,000 Television episodes and movies ready to be watched by Fire TV users. Pair your Alexa to the Amazon Fire TV and quickly find movies and change channels using your voice.
Watch thousands of tv shows and movies wherever and whenever you want. With Amazon Video and a Prime membership, you get access to a large library of awarding winning originals, tv shows and movies, ready to rent or buy.
Amazon Video supports up to 4k Video and is available worldwide on a ton of devices and smart televisions.
Being an Amazon Prime member also gives you access to over 2 million songs you can listen to anywhere and anytime. Download your music to your phone for offline listening with ad-free music. Browse their curated playlist and personalized stations so you can stay on beat with your favorite types of music.
Prime music has a few different packages if you want to enjoy even more songs or integrate other Amazon Services. The Echo Plan allows you to browse and listen to tens of millions of songs on your Echo, Dot or Tap. Here are the prices for the Amazon Music plans:
With Amazon Music Unlimited you can get access to tens of millions of songs and receive weekly new releases and top chart hits first.
Amazon Twitch Prime
Twitch Prime is Amazon’s gaming service where you can get great gaming benefits, loot, virtual currency, free games and more. You can also watch other gamers play live so your kids will be entertained for hours.
Amazon Prime Family
Amazon Family is a service provided by Amazon that gives exclusive benefits and services to families. If you are are already an Amazon Prime member then you can sign up for Amazon Family free as its included in your Prime membership.
Amazon Family allows you to save on items you will need throughout your child’s life. Simply create a profile for your child and explore exclusive deals for items they will need at their age.
Amazon Prime Household
Amazon Household was created to benefit Prime members who want to share their Prime benefits with the people they love the most, their family! It is a part of Amazon Family that gives you the ability to have a single Amazon entity for your entire family… that you can control.