Reading Time: 5 minutesAmazon used to offer free shipping to Singapore if your total purchase value is above US$125 – but not anymore. Also, finding a good deal from an inventory of items as massive as that of Amazon is no walk in the park. This, however, doesn\u2019t mean that you shouldn\u2019t shop on Amazon anymore! We’re here to show you just how you can hack Amazon to make shopping on it great again. This guide is guaranteed to help you save your shopping experience by making it smoother, faster, and cheaper!What to buy on AmazonFinding special deals Pay lesser on Amazon Other shopping hacksWhat to buy on Amazon? Amazon is known for being the world\u2019s largest e-commerce marketplace. With a presence in 12 markets, over 5 million marketplace sellers, and more than 3 billion products across 30 categories available on the platform, you are going to be spoiled for choice. Here are some of the best selling items on Amazon:Toys & GamesElectronicsCamera & PhotoVideo games\u00a0Books\u00a0Clothing, Shoes & Jewellery\u00a0Think about the many items online clamouring for your attention. How do you sift through them quickly to find only what appeals to you?\u00a0\u00a0Finding special Amazon dealsJoin Amazon\u2019s mailing list. As much as you’d want emails on special deals and discounts, getting the right deals for only the products you want is going to save you a lot of time and hassle. Customize the list of items\/categories that you are interested in. Just go to https:\/\/www.amazon.com\/gp\/gss to filter through the categories and sign up for what you have your eye on.Shop more efficiently using search filtersDon\u2019t you hate it when you find an item on Amazon that you like and you’re ready to go through with the purchase, only to spot the dreaded “it\u2019s not available for shipping to Singapore” disclaimer? Clear those out-of-reach items out of your search results by simply ticking the \u201cShip to Singapore\u201d box under the \u201cRefine by\u201d section of the search filters, as seen below:\u200d\u200dYou can also tick the \u201cAmazon Prime\u201d and the \u201cEligible for Free Shipping\u201d boxes to further narrow your search.Browse Amazon\u2019s Gold Box Deals + Warehouse DealsAmazon\u2019s Goldbox Deals is a great section if you’re a savvy shopper. Amazon\u2019s Gold Box Deals section highlights catalogue items on lightning sales that have huge discounts but which expire in a window period of 1 to 2 hours. Have fast fingers but missed the lightning sale? Fret not. Your next best option would be the items categorised under Deal of the Day.On Amazon, you can find discounts every day if you know where to look. Why wait for Black Friday? With this hack, you’ll be having a Black Friday shopping spree all day, every day. Used Items- Amazon WarehouseThere are third-party sellers and other individuals who sell used items on Amazon Warehouse. These are marked as \u201cused\u201d items, and though some of these are often brand new, they are sold at a huge discount. Some of these items are eligible for Prime or Super Saver shipping. That said, be mindful of cheap products with shipping costs more expensive than what you are paying for the product itself.Another good place for discounted items is the Amazon Outlet, where new items that are out of season or discontinued are sold at a discount.Pay lesser on AmazonKeep an eye on prices with camelcamelcamelYou can start by checking out prices on camelcamelcamel. This site shows you the history of an item\u2019s price changes, and is a great way to keep an eye on your favourite products for good deals. On camelcamelcamel, you can keep track of items when the prices drop and reach your desired price range. You can even import your Amazon wishlist directly into camelcamelcamel. Buy cheaper books with Cheap RiverBelieve it or not, it can actually be cheaper to buy English books from different international Amazon sites thanks to this cool website called Cheap River.Cheap River searches Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, and Amazon.co.uk to find the cheapest books for you.One big plus is the pricing – here, the shipping and delivery costs are already calculated and summed up for you.Pay with RateX The RateX browser extension offers zero transaction fees, and provides the lowest exchange rates for your foreign currency purchases. You can save up to S$18 for every US$125 spent that qualifies you for free shipping.Here\u2019s how it works: RateX offers and automatically applies the best exchange rate at checkout for you. It can also automatically search for coupon codes and apply the best promo codes for your favourite merchants. It’s completely free, all you have to do is download it and it’s all ready for use.Get discounts by not checking out right awayHere\u2019s an interesting idea\u2026Try adding items you want to your shopping cart, but then don\u2019t go through with the purchase.After a few days, you\u2019ll get a reminder email from Amazon telling you that you have items left in your cart, asking you to complete your purchase. This is known as \u201cshopping cart abandonment\u201d in the industry.Amazon, like most business, want you to buy. So, in order to entice you to go through with the purchase, they\u2019ll give you exclusive coupons and discounts that only people who have abandoned their shopping carts will receive.Good things can come to those who wait. So, if you don\u2019t mind waiting to get what you\u2019re buying, it might really be worth the wait.Sign up for Amazon Prime for free\u200dJoining Amazon Prime gives members free 2-day shipping without a minimum order size when you shop Prime-eligible items on Amazon. Membership fees are paid annually, but it\u2019s available for a 30-day trial, which works great for those shoppers who do not wish to commit to a plan just yet.If you do decide to sign up for the Amazon Prime trial, check that you’ve disabled \u201cAmazon Prime Automatic Upgrade\u201d under your Prime Membership information. Otherwise, it will automatically update your trial to a paid version after 30 days.\u200dOther shopping hacksGet a price drop refund Prices on Amazon change frequently, but don’t feel bummed that you didn’t get your item at a better price. If the price of something you buy falls in the week following your purchase, you\u2019re entitled to a refund of the difference!You can claim this in one of the several ways, including email, chat, or on the phone. Note that this only applies to items sold and shipped by Amazon. Amazon also provides a selling outlet for many third-party suppliers, who would have their own price match policies, if any.Use freight forwarding services if your items don\u2019t ship to Singapore UClick2Buy specialises in delivering from the US, and the moment you sign up with them, they\u2019ll give you a U.S. address to use.One great service they provide is that they have a time and cost calculator to show you exactly how much your shipping will cost, and how long it\u2019ll take for the package to reach you. If you\u2019re not sure how much it weighs, they even have a live quote service where you just type in the URL of your product and they\u2019ll let you know exactly how much it\u2019ll cost you! Convenient, efficient, and overall you can avoid double, or triple-paying expensive shipping charges.Amazon Hacks For Everyone With all these hacks, there isn’t any reason why you should ever feel that Amazon is difficult to navigate or use! Try them out for yourself, and you’ll find shopping on Amazon a breeze. If we missed out a hack a two that you know of, we’d love to hear from you!