Amazon is the online superstore we keep going back to, and there’s a reason. Two-day shipping on nearly everything you could need and daily deals are what keeps Amazon at the top. Here are some things you may not know about the online store that could make your experience that much better.


24-hour delivery

Prime allows for two-day shipping, but if that’s not fast enough, there are tons of items that will be at your door in a mere 24 hours. You have to pay more, but if you’re in a pinch, it’s exactly what you need.

Amazon Locker

If you’re scratching your head on how Amazon Locker works, here’s a breakdown: if you don’t want a package delivered to your door, it can be dropped at a Locker—which is essentially a self-service kiosk—instead. Heres where you can find and select a Locker near you.


The slogan “You shop. Amazon gives” best sums up this feature. When using, 0.5% of the price of your purchase is kicked back to a charity of your choice. There are over a million organizations to choose from and tens of millions of products that are eligible for donation.

Girl Scout Cookies

For fans of any and all types of Girl Scout Cookies, have no fear if the season for selling has come and gone—Amazon sells these cookies year-round. You’ll pay more, but if you’re really craving a box of Thin Mints, this is the solution for you.