3. Hard-to-Find and Discontinued Items in Stock
It’s near tragic when one of your staple items gets discontinued. While there’s clearly a limited supply of a discontinued product, Amazon often seems to deliver. The same can be said for new or popular products that are rarely in stock at your local bricks-and-mortar shops. That includes perfumes and eyeshadows, hair serums and lipsticks, and even edibles or home goods.

4. Large Range of Sizes Available
In the real world, those who cross over into “non-standard” sizes are forced to seek out a speciality shop. What’s worse, these specialty stores often charge top dollar for their goods, wreaking havoc on your poor wallet and causing unnecessary frustration. Whether you’re shopping outlier sizes in undergarments, shoes, apparel or even hats, Amazon has got you covered. Literally.

5. Awesome Search Functionality
Let’s face it, sometimes walking into a store causes sensory overload. And the bigger the store, the more distracted you get. Amazon, clearly, is a huge shopping outlet, but its fancy search engine allows you to narrow down your search by size, style (relaxed, contemporary, trending, etc.), seller, brand, color and so on.