Amazon Sheets Buying Guide
This buying guide will take you through how to shop wisely on Amazon for bed sheets. We’ll show you how to navigate the site, avoid pitfalls, and ensure you get the bed sheets that you want, delivered promptly, at the best price, and with an understanding of refund and warranty policies.
We’ll explain how to find the best sheets, understand what you’re buying and from whom, and how to understand the product specifications so you can compare products and make an educated buying decision. We also offer tips and technical info to complete your Amazon bed sheet purchase.
How Amazon.com Works for Sheet Shoppers
The Amazon.com website has 33 (and climbing) categories of physical products. You can do a sitewide search or click the category drop down to narrow your search. Amazon sells bed sheets under the “Home & Kitchen” category, subcategory “Bedding” and further subcategory “Sheets & Pillowcases.” Under Bedding, you can click the appropriate subcategory icon.
Each Amazon bed sheets set sold on the site has a dedicated product page containing extensive information about the item in question. Here is the information you should see on each of the Amazon sheets product pages:
The brand and product’s full name – Check the brand name and specific sheet name as some sellers sell multiple items (i.e., cotton, bamboo, and flannel sheets).
The seller’s name – Click the seller’s name to see the array of products including all sheets they sell on Amazon.
Product photos – Amazon bed sheets usually have several photos to browse. Hover over the main image to zoom in and click options at the left to switch images.
Customer rating summary – This section tells you the average star rating and the number of reviews. Hover over the stars to see a breakdown of reviews by star rating.
Availability status – If you want the bed sheets delivered ASAP, look at items coded “In Stock.”
Shipping timetable – If the items are on Prime, you’ll have them within a couple of days, but buying from third-party sellers where Amazon doesn’t fulfill the order means a longer lead time.
Sizes – Choose size and color to see the price. Most sheets come in an array of sizes.
Product specifications – This bulleted list has important information on the sheets including the type of fabric, manufacturing details, weave, what’s in the set, laundering info, and other important details.
‘Frequently bought together’ – This section tells you what purchasers of those Amazon bed sheets also purchased in the same transaction.
Related products – These are similar items or accessories you might want to consider.
Special offers and promotions – Look here for coupons to clip digitally, promo codes, or to see if there’s a limited-time sale.
Brand copy and product description – This detailed information is from the seller or maker where they describe the product.
- Product dimensions – This tells you the size of the package, not the size of the sheets.
- Item weight – This is the weight of the package of sheets.
- Shipping weight – This is the item weight plus the weight of the packing materials.
- Manufacturer’s name – The brand name of the maker may differ from the seller.
- Amazon.com and manufacturer’s product numbers – The model number from Amazon and the manufacturer are unique to each item/size/color sheet.
- Customer rating and review summary – The summary shows the number of reviews on the bed sheets and the average rating. Hovering over the stars shows a summary by ranking.
- Rankings within the department (and on Amazon.com) – Rankings tell you how well the bed sheets are selling within the Home & Kitchen department and sitewide.
Warranty and support – You usually must click a link to open another page to view warranty and support information. Be sure to do this before purchasing, so you know what to expect.
Customer questions and answers – The customer Q&A section is informative. The seller or other Amazon customers may answer questions.
Customer reviews – The customer review section lets you sort or apply filters by certain keywords, or you can click to read reviews by star ranking.