This won’t work every time and Amazon don’t guarantee that they will do this but regardless we’ve had decent success with this over the years.
Many people prefer buying from Amazon due to next day Prime delivery, generally superior customer service and their insane range of products. However, Amazon isn’t always the cheapest, some don’t mind paying a premium but at 10ways we, of course, want the best prices as well, so there is a neat little ‘trick’ you can use if you see a lower price elsewhere but would prefer to buy from Amazon.
On most Amazon listings there is a section titled ‘Feedback’ about 3/4 of the way down the page and within this section, there should be a text link that says ‘Would you like to tell us about a lower price?’
Once clicked a box appears saying:
Although we can’t match every price reported, we’ll use your feedback to ensure that our prices remain competitive.
It then asks you to insert the URL (online) or Store (offline)
Once submitted Amazon will evaluate and consider the price matching.
Why doesn’t Amazon offer a proper price matching scheme?
Simply put they often don’t need to as their competitors are normally the ones struggling to match Amazon’s prices, a 2018 report from Profitero, an eCommerce analytics company, showed that Amazon’s prices were on average “13% less expensive than other major online retailers in the US.”
- You can only do this BEFORE purchasing, unlike John Lewis who allow price matching after purchase!
- Amazon’s official guidelines are they don’t price match others or themselves after purchase, although from our experience it’s worth speaking with the live chat teams if prices have drastically dropped before you’ve even taken delivery or opened the item.
- Amazon does offer Pre-Order price Guarantee on thousands of items
- Remember prices (even when they’re in your basket) can fluctuate (both up and down)