Uggs Stores: Amazon
is nothing less than the world's most successful e-commerce site, and it's no surprise that they carry a wide variety of sheepskin footwear made by top manufacturers
. If you've ever purchased from Amazon, you know just how easy it is to do a search, put items in your shopping basket, take them out, and proceed to checkout. They're so handy, in fact, that the sheepskin provider Warmbat Australia
now sells their products online only through Amazon
Available Brands and Styles
When you search for "sheepskin" in Amazon's Apparel section, you get more than 1,200 results. Not all of them are from Ugg Australia, but many of them are: boots, slippers, casual shoes, sandals, you name it. The only thing this wide array of sheepskin footwear styles has in common is the fact that they all include sheepskin fleece and/or leather in their construction. Minnetonka Moccasins
is well represented, with everything from their Men's Traditional Pile Lined Softsole moccasins to the Women's 14" Sheepskin Boots. Not surprisingly, Ugg Australia
is also out in force, with more than 130 different entries; we're especially fond of the Women's Brooks Boot
and the Men's Scuff Romeo house-slipper
. The 30+ Koolaburra
entries include, among other things, the Excalibur Short Boot and the La Jolla casual shoe. Emu Australia
products are also very much in evidence, including the Bronte
ugg boots (both low and high). Warmbat Australia
also offers full range of their sheepskin boots, look for their popular Gecko Grip
and Kangaroo Classic
boots as standouts. Other sheepskin footwear available includes baby styles from Tibet Plateau, Lamo styles for one and all, Von Dutch boots, Amerileather slippers, Old Friend slippers, Acorn slippers…and plenty more.
Amazon's easy to order from. Once you've found a boot or shoe that strikes your fancy, you just click on its image, and you'll end up on a product-specific page where you can check out shots of your chosen item from various angles. Once you've put something into the cart, you can either go to checkout or edit the shopping cart to remove the item or save it for later. When you're done with your shopping, go to a summary page where you can enter your shipping address and payment method. If you're a frequent shopper, Amazon will already have those saved for you. Ordering sheepskin boots from Amazon is as easy as clicking "Place My Order" button.
Payment Options & Gift Certificates
Amazon.com tries to be the Earth's most customer-centric company, and considering the number of payment types they accept, the probably are. If you don't like using credit cards
, they're happy to accept checks
and money orders
, as long as they're in U.S. funds drawn on U.S. banks
. You may have to wait a while for these items to clear before you get your boots, though. As for credit cards, you're welcome to use American Express, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Eurocard, and Visa. Amazon.com gift certificates
, Borders Gift Cards, Waldenbooks Gift Cards, and direct bank account transfers are also fair game.
It's easier to get gift certificates at Amazon.com than it is from most mercantile sites. All you have to do is go to their gift certificates page, and you can buy denominations from $5-5,000. They come in both paper and electronic varieties.
Amazon's shipping costs are minimal in most cases, especially so if you belong to Amazon Prime: for just $79 per year, you can get free two-day shipping on more than a million products, with overnight shipping costing just $3.99. Many of the sheepskin footwear products they sell are included in this total. Otherwise, shipping varies by item, though domestic shipping usually costs $3.99. Naturally, you'll pay more for shipping to U.S. protectorates or foreign countries, not to mention for domestic two-day and overnight delivery.
If you need to return your Ugg™ boots to Amazon, you'll have no problem, assuming you return them unworn within 30 days (any later, and expect only a partial refund). You have to return them in their original packaging, and have to pay for the shipping unless the return is because of Amazon's error. You also have to use their return mailing label from their online Returns Center, and those are valid only for the U.S.
Amazon's customer service is quite good, and easy to use. All you have to do is click the "Help" button on top of any page to access their many FAQ pages, which are organized by categories like Returns, Shipping and Delivery, Payment, and Gift Certificates. They're all summarized on one page, including simple, easy-to-find Contact Us buttons if you want to talk to Customer Service personnel via e-mail or phone. Being the well-managed site that it is, you can also find answers to your personal account questions there.