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Amazon has launched a new initiative called Amazon Day. This is the latest in a long line of Amazon Prime benefits, some of which you may have overlooked. And while Amazon Day isn’t especially exciting, it could prove to be very convenient.
What Is Amazon Day?
Amazon Day lets Prime members choose one day of the week to be their delivery day. Once chosen, you can keep adding eligible items to the order. These will then be grouped together and delivered on the day and time of your choosing.
You can still choose to have individual items delivered separately using the standard delivery options. However, if you use your Amazon Day effectively it could both cut down on unnecessary packaging and deter porch pirates from stealing your stuff.
Today, my team launched a new delivery program called Amazon Day to all Prime customers! More predictability and fewer boxes for customers. Try it out! https://t.co/7tlMWmLpT6
— Ian McAllister (@ianmcall) February 28, 2019
In the press release announcing Amazon Day, Amazon’s Maria Renz said:
“Amazon Day adds another level of convenience to the many shipping benefits Prime members already enjoy. Prime members can now choose to get their orders delivered together in fewer boxes whenever possible on the day that works best for them.”
Amazon has been testing Amazon Day with Prime members for the past few months. The company claims “Amazon Day has already reduced packaging by tens of thousands of boxes”. Amazon Day is now available to all Prime members in the United States.
Amazon Eyes Shipment Zero
Beyond being convenient for customers, Amazon Day is also good for the environment. Amazon is working towards achieving Shipment Zero. Which is “the company’s vision to make all Amazon shipments net zero carbon, with 50% of all shipments net zero by 2030.”
Amazon gets a lot of stick for some of its business practices, but Shipment Zero should be applauded as a worthy endeavor. And if you want to do your part to help the environment, here are the best free apps to help you live an eco-friendly life.