Amazon Prime members can now select a day to have their packages delivered
“Amazon Day” is not to be confused with “Prime Day”
There’s a new service coming to Amazon Prime today – Amazon Day. This handy addition to shipping options lets Prime subscribers group all their orders for that week onto one delivery day, which the company says will make deliveries more predictable.
This is probably a win-win for Prime members who are also worried about the environmental impact of their rampant spending sprees. Prime members spend almost 3x what non-members would over a year, so anything Amazon can do to keep retention is a win.
Grouping shipping together like this will cut down on costs, from packaging to shipping to reducing the number of deliveries that overworked deliverypeople have to make daily. It also reduces waste, as there will be less packaging to recycle at the other end. One other benefit is that if you always know which day packages will come, you can ensure someone is in to receive them. That’ll cut down on the window of opportunity for “porch pirates,” making everyone happier.
Amazon has been testing the new shipping option with a group of Prime members and said that it reduced the packaging used by “tens of thousands” of boxes. Our family was part of the testing and appreciated the option, as we already try to group orders together so our local friendly delivery people aren’t overworked. Plus it cuts down on the number of times I have to lug packages up four flights of stairs, which is always a win in my books.
How to utilize Amazon Day shipping options
To use the new feature, choose the “Amazon Day” option for shipping when checking out, then pick the day of the week that works best for you. If you make more orders in that week, keep selecting Amazon Day and they’ll all get grouped together and shipped to arrive on that day. You can still choose 1-day or 2-day shipping for those items that you need more urgently.
This is part of Amazon’s Shipment Zero initiative, which aims to make all of Amazon’s shipments net zero carbon, with 50-percent of all Amazon shipments net zero carbon by 2030.
The Amazon Day option is rolling out today to all Prime members in the U.S.
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