Amazon Day is a new program that will be unveiled soon. It will hold all of your shipments and deliver them on a specific day of the week. This is useful if you have a specific day off or want to ensure you won’t miss any deliveries. This system is currently being tested with a small subset of users, including Amazon employees. It will not be formally unveiled to existing Prime Members for a few months. One of the big bonuses of this system is being able to have add-on items delivered, without needing to reach the $25 minimum order requirement.
Customers who can configure and select an Amazon Day will still be able to select the usual 1-day, 2-day, and no-rush shipping options. Amazon Day will just be added as one more selection for delivery speed for those who prefer to have a bit more control over which day their orders arrive.
The program, which comes just ahead of the holiday shopping season, could offer some added benefits for Prime customers. Since the company says Amazon Day orders will arrive in as few boxes as possible, folks will be able to help the environment while cutting down on their mountains of shipping boxes. Plus, people looking to make their deliveries more predictable — and avoid porch thefts in the process — may migrate to the new program.
According to CNET Amazon emphasized consumer choice and predictability when discussing Amazon Day, the program does also offer potential business benefits for the company. By cutting down on multiple deliveries, Amazon could save on shipping and packaging costs. In its latest quarter, Amazon’s shipping costs rose 22 percent worldwide, to $6.6 billion.
“We’re excited to be testing a new service aimed at making the delivery experience more convenient for customers,” Amazon spokeswoman Kristen Kish said in a statement.
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