11 Reasons Why We Love Amazon

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As its name implies, Amazon is a winding, veritable jungle chock-full of fabulous finds and steep discounts. Seriously. From hard-to-find makeup must-haves to designer duds, home necessities or the perfect gift for mom, dad, sister or lover, Amazon is practically sacred ground for shopaholics.

In no particular order, here are 11 reasons why we can spend hours (and hours and hours) browsing Amazon:

11 Reasons Why We Love Amazon

1. Super-Fast Shipping
We’ve all procrastinated on buying a gift for an event or a dress for an upcoming vacation. Amazon offers super-fast shipping options and, if you have Amazon Prime, upgraded fast-track shipping is free for many purchases. So you need a pair of red pumps for this weekend’s party? Order on Wednesday and they’ll be at your door by Friday.

2. Customer Reviews
Knowing what other people think of the product you’re about to buy is priceless information. Amazon’s star rating system and candid reviews always come in handy when making purchases, be they big-ticket items or super-cheap products.