if you want to buy something on Amazon
but you find the whole checkout process confusing or maybe you just want someone
to explain what everything in the checkout means then in this video I’m
going to show you step-by-step exactly how to go through the checkout on Amazon
and place your order. Let’s unbox that! Hello friends, Rasheed here from proceed to
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other things mentioned in this video, and by the way this video is an excerpt from
a longer video where I take you through the full process of buying something on
Amazon, from signing in, searching for products, all the way through to the
checkout. So if you’d like to see that video instead then click the link on
screen and in the description below and just so you know I’m shopping on
amazon.com today but most of what I’ll show you will also work on other Amazon
websites like amazon.co.uk, amazon.in and so on.
There’ll just be minor differences like other accepted payment methods in India
for example but other than that everything is the same. Okay let’s go
through the checkout After clicking proceed to checkout you
may need to sign in again but after that you’ll get to the first page of the
checkout. So the checkout is made of these different steps where you
basically tell Amazon where to deliver the order, your payment details, what
shipping speed to use and so on so if you haven’t added that information
before then the first time you place an order it will take a bit longer because
you’ll have to add all that information but after that your information will be
saved so for subsequent orders all you have to
do is select which address, credit card and so on to use you, don’t have to add
them again. So this is a new account and I haven’t added any information before
and on the first page “select a shipping address”
there isn’t any address already saved so I’ll add a new one here the full name is
not necessarily your name it’s actually for the recipient the person the order
is being delivered to for example if you’re buying a gift for someone then
fill out the address, city, state, zip, select the country, the phone number
should also ideally be for the recipient in case the carrier needs to call to
make delivery arrangements for example and if you can’t receive delivery on
weekends then click over here and uncheck the relevant days if the
shipping address is in a secure complex for example and the carrier will
need a security access code then you can add that code here. If the shipping
address you’ve just entered is the same as the billing address in other words
the address where your bank sends your card statements to then select yes but
if it isn’t and this is really important select no because that will allow
you to add the correct billing address for the credit card you intend on using
I’ve seen some people miss this step which means Amazon forwards the wrong billing
address to the bank and then that can cause issues with the order being accepted so
don’t forget to select no. If you have more than one item in your order and you
want them sent to different people then select “add another address” and that will
allow you to add another shipping address. Once you’ve added everything
click on continue that will save this address to your account on the next page
you choose the shipping options which is just a fancy way of saying shipping
speed. Now notice that the order may be split into more than one shipment and
once you place the order each shipment will become a separate order
so why the split? Well they split shipments because maybe these items are
from different sellers or shippers, or because some items are not available at the same
time or because some items are qualifying items that add up to $25 or
more and you can get free shipping for them but not for other items
so for each shipment you can choose the shipping speed you want. The slowest
shipping is the free shipping that’s five to eight business days, standard
shipping is three to five business days, then two-day shipping and one-day
shipping. If you select this option free two-day shipping with a free trial of
Amazon Prime then you’ll be signing up for the free one-month trial of Amazon’s
prime service and with that you’ll get two-day shipping for this shipment for
free, so should you select this? I’d say yes
because you get two-day shipping for free and you can set it up so that the
Prime trial will cancel after 30 days and you don’t pay anything. I’ll show you
how to set all of that up in another video and in the meantime I’ll put a
link in the description if you want more information about Amazon Prime. Another
thing to note is that the shipping speed is calculated from the shipping date not
the order date, in other words the speed you choose whether that’s three to five
business days or two days or one day etc. is from the date when they ship it to
you and not from the day when you place the order. Now something I don’t
personally like about this page is I can’t see how much the different
shipping speeds will cost but luckily on the last page of the checkout, and we’ll
get to that, you’ll see the charges and you can make changes there before
placing the order so don’t bother with it too much on this page and notice that
you can change quantities or delete items here but again you can do that on
the last page as well so again don’t waste too much time you just click on
continue and the next page is where you select a payment method now often you’ll
see an ad like this at the top and you can click on it if you want but it
doesn’t really have anything to do with your order so first I can use a credit
or debit card and to add one click on add a card then add the cardholder’s name
exactly as it appears on the card, then add the full card number but without
spaces or dashes, select the expiration date then click on add your card so the page
will reload and you’ll see your card has been added now notice that after you add
a card you can only see the last four digits of the card number so this is
actually a security feature when you add your card it gets sent straight to your
bank and no one at Amazon, even customer service agents, are able to see the full
card number without authorization from the bank. You can also pay using an
Amazon gift card or promotional code and to add one just click over here and then
type in the code without spaces or dashes and then click apply. On most
physical gift cards you’ll need to scratch the card to reveal that code. Now
you can only use one credit card for each order but you can pay with a gift
card and credit card combination for example if the order total is $100 and
you’ve added a $75 gift card then the gift card will be charged first before
the balance $25 is charged to your credit card. The last section at the
bottom is just an ad again so if you’ve selected your payment method then click
on continue. Now sometimes the next page might be another offer to sign up for
the Prime free trial if you want to sign up for that then click the yellow button
otherwise click on no thanks. And the final page of the checkout is the “review
your order” page so as I said on this page you can make changes to everything
you’ve done up to this point, you can change the shipping address, or edit or delete, or add a different
address, you can ship to multiple addresses again, change the payment
method, add a different card, apply a gift card, exactly as before, and for each
shipment you’ll see the delivery date, you can change the quantities just click
on change highlight the quantity type in the new one and then click update, or you
can delete the item by clicking change then delete. For each shipment you can
also change the shipping speed and this time you’ll see the charge. On the
right you’ll see the item totals, shipping charges, any tax charges and the
full total so if you change the shipping speed for any shipment then the totals
will update as well. If there are multiple shipments just be sure to scroll down so
you can see all of them and make any changes you want. Now if you decide that
you don’t want to place the order then scroll to the bottom and click on
amazon.com homepage, all these items will still be in your shopping cart, otherwise
if you’re ready to order then click on place your order. Ok so remember I said
that after your first order the checkout process will be much quicker so let me
show you an example. This is an old account that I’ve ordered on before. I’ve just
clicked on proceed to checkout and I can see all the addresses that I’ve
previously added I can still add a new one if I want by filling out this form
again but I’m shipping to this one so I’ll simply click on deliver to this
address. On the next page because I have more than one address saved on my
account I can choose where to deliver each of these items that I’m ordering. I want
them all going to the same address though so I’ll click continue. Next I’ll
just tentatively select the shipping speeds and I’m making sure to scroll
down so I can see all the shipments and where it says choose a shipping
preference this basically means that if this item is available immediately for
example but this one will be available say four days later then if I select
group my items into as few shipments as possible Amazon will wait until all of
them are available and then send them all together in one package, but if I
select the other option then Amazon will ship them separately as they
become available but this is obviously more expensive and since I’m not a
billionaire I’ll choose the first option and hit
continue. Next notice that my credit card is already added so all I have to do
here is select the card, and if you see this message asking you to re-enter your
card then that means basically that you’ve chosen or added a new shipping
address or an address that you haven’t shipped to before so whenever you want
to ship to a new address and you want to use a saved card on your account then
Amazon will want you to confirm that it’s really you, and the reason for that is
if somehow someone else got into your account most likely they’ll add their
own address because they want to shipped to them and not to you and for that reason
amazon will want them to confirm your card number which they won’t be able to. So
I’ll just re-enter my full card number and then click on confirm card. Also if
you have multiple cards on your account don’t forget to select the one you want
to use for this order by clicking the radio button next to the relevant card
and then click continue. And now I’m on the “review your order” page and as I
said this is where I prefer to check everything and make most of the changes
so shipping address, payment method, shipping speed, and I’m making sure that
I scroll down to see all the shipments ok now even though I don’t actually want
any of these items I’m just about ready to place the order and in another video
I’ll show you how to cancel the order so all I have to do now is click on place
your order, and after that you get a message confirming that the order was
place and you’ll also get an email confirmation about that.
And that friends, is the checkout process on Amazon. Hope you found this video
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