Barista-style espresso machines can be purchased online from appliance retailers such as Best Buy, mass discount websites such as Amazon and from auction sites such as eBay. Some manufacturers, such as Breville, allow users to purchase machines directly from their website or find a nearby retailer that carries the product.
When shopping for barista espresso machines on Amazon, it is important for users to check if the product is sold directly by Amazon or by a third party retailer. While all items sold on the site share many of the same features, such as detailed customer reviews and access to different payment methods such as Amazon Payments and Amazon gift cards, shipping costs and times can vary significantly depending on the seller. Most items sold or fulfilled by Amazon have access to the Amazon Prime expedited shipping option, which delivers the product within two days of when the order is placed. Retailers that fulfill items themselves can charge customers higher shipping prices and can take several days to send out orders.
Companies such as Best Buy that operate both online and physical stores typically offer customers an in-store pickup option. This allows the customer to purchase the item online and retrieve it from a nearby retail location.