Seattle, June 4, 2013 – In late March, Amazon.ca announced the launch of their online Beauty and Health & Personal Care stores here in Canada. Canadians can now order more than 80,000 beauty, health and personal care items including baby and childcare, household supplies, personal care, nutrition supplements, beauty products, and sex wellness products direct from Amazon.ca.
“With the addition of beauty, health and personal care products, we’re excited to offer customers the convenience of ordering everyday essentials right to their home,” said Steve Oliver, country manager for Amazon.ca. “Customers can take advantage of Free Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime and with the Amazon Mobile App, search, discover and buy from wherever they are.”
So why buy beauty and health & personal care products online? Well the free shipping makes it an attractive option, then there’s the convenience. You can think of it like one of those online grocery delivery websites. If you live a hectic lifestyle and/or travel a lot, then you can order the things you need from the comfort of your office or hotel room. Imagine being away on business and ordering household supplies from the hotel room or airport so that they arrive at your door before you get back?
Another aspect is the not-so-hidden sex shop within the Health & Personal Care store. I was pretty amazed at the selection of condoms, lubes, and (bizarre) sex toys Amazon.ca carries. It’s like a little Sex-Toys-R-Us store within Amazon.ca. Clearly, a very discreet way to order your sex paraphernalia. Is that Amazon.ca package a book, a CD, or a Doc Johnson Lucid Dream 14 Multi-Speed, Waterproof G-Spot Vibrator, Twist-bottom Control…in purple? Either way, no one will never know.
Here is a breakdown of some the products Amazon.ca carries:
Beauty Favourites: Over 45,000 beauty products from over 2,500 popular beauty brands including – Aussie, Burt’s Bees, Conair, Cover Girl, Dove, Eucerin, Herbal Essences, Ivory, L’Occitane, L’Oréal, Nivea, Noxzema, Olay, OPI, Pantene, Ponds, Revlon, Tresemme, and Vidal Sassoon.
Household Supplies: Thousands of household products including – Arm & Hammer, Bounty, Clorox, Febreeze, Gain, Glad, Method, Mr. Clean, Swiffer, and Tide.
Baby Care: Over 2,500 items for feeding, bathing and care of babies and children including – Avent, Fisher-Price, Lansinoh, Munchkin, Pampers, Playtex, and Safety 1st.
Something for Everyone: Personal care items and wellness options for everyone in the family from brands – Always, Braun, Crest, Gillette, Kleenex, Old Spice, Oral-B, Secret, Slim-Fast, Sonicare, Vaseline, and many more.
Canadian Spotlight: Amazon.ca is proud to carry Canadian Beauty and Health & Personal Care brands such as – Aleva Naturals, Bummis, Escents, Jamieson, Kushies, Obus Forme, and Upper Canada Soap.
Amazon.ca sent me a gift card to test the website out and here is a list of products that I ordered all for well under $150: Box of OhYeah! Protein Bar – Vanilla Toffee Fudge, Tide Liquid Free Laundry Detergent, Downy Ultra Free & Sensitive Liquid Fabric Softener, Oral-B Sensitive Replacement Brush Head. 3-Count Pack, box of Duracell AA-CTx24 Coppertop AA Alkaline Batteries, and a Munchkin 31001 Ducky Hot Safety Bath