Physical bookstores, such as Saraiva and Cultura, also have e-commerce platforms for those who like to buy books online. Other sites, such as Amazon, have been created especially for sales without leaving home. That's why TechTudo has put together seven portals to buy books or ebooks over the Internet. Some often offer promotions, others compete more cheaply. Know the payment methods, advantages and disadvantages of each site in the following list.
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Amazon is one of the largest online book retailers with a huge range of copies. In addition, it allows any author to publish their books on the platform. The e-commerce site has an easy-to-move and interactive interface, coupled with an affordable and cheaper price when compared to physical stores and other online bookstores.
Freight is calculated based on the address, shipping option selected, and product weight. The arrival time varies according to the delivery category chosen by the user. As for payment, in addition to national and international credit and debit cards, Amazon accepts vouchers and allows you to combine payment methods, such as: credit or debit card + gift card or discount coupon.
Amazon Digital Bookstore Photo: Reproduo / Giulia Arajo
The e-commerce platform has an extensive catalog of editorial productions on various subjects. The site interface is very interactive with a nice layout, and has filters to fetch books from genres, authors or even publishers. The Submarine offers advantages such as freight, quoted as efficient by users, but has limitations such as being paid and charged by zip code. Products can be paid by credit card, debit account, bank slip, vouchers and underwater card.
Submarino Digital Bookstore Photo: Reproduo / Giulia Arajo
Consolidated in Brazil as a pioneer in the e-commerce of used books, the Virtual Bookshelf recognized by users as one of the largest online bookstores in the country. Specializing in the sale and resale of used and new books, the site allows the seller to specify the status of the product and has the low price advantage.
Delivery may vary between 11 and 4 days, depending on the shipping method chosen by the user. Books can also be removed, but only in tallow that has physical points. Payment methods are credit card, Paypal and bank slip.
Digital bookstore Virtual Bookshelf Photo: Reproduo / Giulia Arajo
With 18 stores established in more than nine cities in Brazil, Livraria Cultura also has a very active e-commerce. Customers can choose to pick up the book at the store or pay shipping to receive it at home. Besides one of the biggest advantages of the site is the variety of payment options: apart from the traditional methods (such as credit and payment), Livraria Cultura also accepts online payment, culture voucher and Program + Culture balance.
Bookstore Digital Culture Photo: Reproduo / Giulia Arajo
Saraiva, a consolidated retailer of stationery, electronics and physical and digital books, has physical stores throughout Brazil and an online portal for shopping without leaving home. The site interface is well organized, and books that can be searched by genres, authors, publishers or even from top sellers and popular pointers at the moment.
Saraiva offers some paid shipping options, or delivery fee exemption in case of withdrawal at the store. Payment methods are also varied, such as credit cards, culture voucher, boleto and online payment.
Saraiva Digital Bookstore Photo: Reproduo / Giulia Arajo
Americanas operates in many areas, including electronics, personal products and entertainment. The store has a nice layout sales website, as well as an iPhone (iOS) and Android app. As for delivery of the product, it can be made under freight or free of charge, with the product being picked up at the physical store on the same day. Payment can be made by credit and debit card, bank slip, voucher and a "exclusivity" of the company: payment in physical American Stores.
Digital Bookstore Lojas Americanas Photo: Reproduo / Giulia Arajo
Travessa has about eight physical points in Brazil, concentrated in the southeastern region, but also has a virtual store with easy interaction interface. The platform allows users to filter the copies they want by price, discount, customer reviews, top sellers and various other categories. The main advantage of Free Shipping Platter depending on the value of the purchase.
Travessa digital bookstore Photo: Reproduo / Giulia Arajo