Last Updated on September 2, 2020 by Shevy

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People Are Still Buying On Amazon!

So I logged into my Amazon Associates dashboard today and to my surprise there were affiliate sales commissions. I’m not saying that to toot my own horn but, even in the midst of a recession people are still buying on Amazon. To my further astonishment, the majority of purchases were not considered essentials.

These Amazon sales ranged from things like home decor, organisers, planners and craft supplies. All taking place from around the end of March, up to the time of this post.




For Context

Now if you are a fashion/beauty blogger, you’ll quickly come to terms with this post. Mainly because a lot of us were forced to recreate our content strategy to focus on things that are affecting us right now.


Sadly some of us even came under heavy fire for posting content in the fashion, home decor and beauty niches. Which is unfortunate because while not all of us are full time bloggers, we do rely on our blogs to supplement our incomes.

Not to throw salt at anyone though, because there are far more people who completely understand that blogging is a career for many. Notwithstanding the fact that ad revenues are down and affiliate commissions have taken a hit.


That means, to those persons who relied heavily on those income streams are now taking home less money. Still having to provide and care for themselves, their family members, and still having to find other ways to make a dollar.

So yes we sympathise with those who are facing hardships and have lost their jobs but the world hasn’t come to a halt. The same way we expect some small businesses in our communities to continue serving us.

It’s the same way we have to make allowances for full-time bloggers and content creators to still earn money to feed their families.


13 Surprisingly Cheap Things People Are Buying On Amazon



13 Things People Are Buying On Amazon That Are Non Essential

So let’s dive into the items that people are actually buying on Amazon:

ClosetMaid 8953 Stackable 31-inch Vertical Organizer

Indeed a beautiful white stackable organizer that you can use inside or outside of the closet to store t-shirts, shoes, scarves, sweaters, jeans and accessories.

Safavieh Faux Silky Sheepskin Area Shag Rug

This neutral colour faux sheepskin rug costs $120 and can be seamlessly integrated into any existing décor.

Cozy Bed European Sleep Pillow Set

White European pillow set which can be used as a decorative pillow or a sleep pillow.

Umbra Trigg Hanging Planter Vase 

These copper colour Geometric wall decor containers are ideal for succulents, mini cactus, faux plants and more. 

Silent Quartz Wall Clock

Decorative, non-ticking battery operated clock with rose gold plastic frame glass cover. Perfect for your living room or home office.

Rose Gold Desk Lamp

Table lamp with white fabric shade and hollowed out base. Can be used in your living room, bedroom or dining room.

Antique Style Industrial Iron Lantern

I love this copper finish antique glass shade desk lamp. 

Vanity Makeup Lighted Mirror

Vanity makeup mirror with 9pc dimmable LED bulbs with an adjustable brightness to meet your makeup requirements. 

Vertical Dresser Storage Tower 

  • Sturdy Steel Frame
  • Wood Top
  • Easy Pull Fabric Bins
  • Organizer Unit for Bedroom, Hallway, Entryway, Closets –
  • Textured Prin
  • 3 Drawers  

A light pink/rose gold dresser storage tower featuring 3 removable drawers. Use in or out of the closet and keep clutter under control by storing all of your clothing and accessories in one convenient place.

The vertical design fits easily in many locations throughout the home. It can also be used as a nightstand to place your alarm clock, journal and glasses close at hand.

Slim Plastic Rectangular Wastebasket

Large 2-pack garbage bins with handles for the bathroom, kitchen or home office.

“Make Things Happen” File Folder Set

The file set includes 9 folders and 3 unique go-getter designs, embellished with gold foil.

Indoor/Outdoor Drapes

Window panel drapes for dining room, living room, gazebo, sun room, sliding doors, porch, or balcony.

White Carrara Marble Coasters

Set of 5 white carrara marble coasters with rose gold holders.

Compartment Organizer For Cotton Balls

Plastic Bathroom Vanity Countertop Canister Jar with Storage Lid – Stackable – Divided, Double , Swabs, Bath Salts – Clear/Rose Gold

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    This concludes my list of the best things that people are still buying on Amazon even during a recession. This is just proof that although things are bad, all hope is not lost.

    There are actually some stuff that I have been buying on Amazon, that I don’t know where else I would get them. Sales might be down but others are still buying on Amazon and from other online retailers.


    At the time of this post and in light of the current pandemic I understand that some people are experiencing hardships and unemployment. This post is in no way to persuade anyone to buy, nor am I insensitive to what’s going on globally.

    This post is for inspiration purposes and doesn’t imply that you need to shop during a recession. I always try to encourage persons to resist impulse shopping if you don’t really need something.

    Most importantly and by all means, utilise what you already have!