As you might know, on amazon are available for sale some products which are being provided by the popular retailer. They are called third party manufacturers and Amazon allowed them to sell their products on this site.
The main problem with the third party suppliers from Amazon is that the transportation cost is too expensive when it comes to buy something from them. Of course, you would say that this is a general problem when acquiring different products online. But you might have observed that, when buying different items directly from Amazon, there are often several ways of avoiding paying the shipping fee.
Yes, you will say that the third party suppliers are using many shipping companies and also different methods to transport the products with the scope of reducing as much as they can the cost of transportation. But, in the end, there are a few chances to have some problems while receiving your goods through these low cost shipping providers.
Because of the matters exposed in the above mentioned paragraphs you may want to filter the results of your searches on Amazon, in order to be displayed only the items sold directly from this popular retailer and eliminate the third party ones. You could accomplish this with some manual settings but you also need to be careful of the information listed on the amazon products pages.
You could easily see who is selling a certain item on Amazon, because this website is displaying the name of the merchant under the price and stock information. Therefore, if the product is being sold by a different supplier than Amazon, in the “Sold by” field, the name of that supplier will be displayed instead of Amazon.
Also, you will receive a great help on filtering the results on amazon depending on the seller, by installing a Firefox extension which you will use to display only the items which are being sold by the popular retailer and eliminate those from third party suppliers. The name of the Firefox extension is Shipped and sold by Amazon. However, it will work only the following sites: amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, amazon.fr and amazon.de.
You should also be careful while using this extension because, when it is activated it might make you believe that certain products are no longer available on the site. And, indeed they are not available for selling in the Amazon network, but you should turn off this filtering and search for the desired item to third party suppliers, too. But, because, sometimes the same product is being sold by Amazon and other suppliers, too, it is best to start your searching with the extension on.
Sold By Amazon Firefox extension works very easy. You just have to install it and you should see its action button in one of the toolbars within this browser. If this does not happen, then you have to right click on the Firefox toolbar, select the customize option and drag and drop the extension’s shortcut on one of the toolbars, at your choice. Then, you need to click on this shortcut in order to activate the filter. In order to turn off the extension’s activity you just have to click again on Sold By Amazon icon.