Customers can now get all their Prime deliveries on one day.
Amazon has just launched “Amazon Day” to all customers with Amazon Prime membership in the U.S. The new delivery option allows customers to choose one day of the week to get all their orders, saving time and energy and adding convenience. The new option is also part of the retailer’s efforts to save energy and improve sustainability.
Say a customer orders diapers on Monday, detergent on Wednesday, and a sweatshirt on Friday. He or she can choose one day of the week for the complete order to be delivered instead of waiting on each box separately.
“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,” says Maria Renz, Vice President, Delivery Experience at Amazon.
The program will also help shoppers curb the loss of packages to porch pirates -- thieves who steal packages from doorsteps. Customers can arrange to be home on delivery day and intercept packages before the thieves do.
Prime members will still be able to take advantage of quick shipping options if they need something in a hurry. After placing an order, shoppers will be prompted to choose either regular shipping or Amazon Day.
The new program will also help Amazon reach its goal of Shipment Zero, a plan to make all shipments net zero carbon. In a beta test with a small group of customers, Amazon was able to reduce the amount of boxes shipped by the tens of thousands. The company is striving to meet the goal of 50 percent net zero shipments by 2030.
What do you think? Will you be able to hold out for one weekly shipment or will just get your packages as they come? Tell us in the comments!