Amazon Prime Members: Pick Your Delivery Day, Plan Your Week

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They can still order items with Prime's normal shipping methods and receive them on a non "Amazon Day".

Those who select this option will have their items ordered throughout the week delivered on the one day that they choose. You'll also typically have to wait at least two days from when you place your order for your goods to arrive, so don't try to game the system by setting your Amazon Day as Friday and then filling up your cart Thursday.

"From Amazon's perspective, while this move is admirable in potentially reducing the company's carbon footprint, this move is also about reducing shipping costs", Danielle Roberts, senior product manager at omni-channel commerce platform Kibo, said in a statement.

The company has been testing the idea since November and says it has already saved tens of thousands of boxes.

By consolidating deliveries, the new delivery option could also give Amazon a way to help lessen its escalating shipping costs, which have been rising as more and more people sign up for Prime and take advantage of its two-day shipping.

"Amazon Day adds another level of convenience to the many shipping benefits Prime members already enjoy". If a customer wishes to change their delivery day of the week for any reason, they can do so via the checkout page. Well, Amazon finally has a solution for this problem: Amazon Day.

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There are several benefits to Amazon Day, both for Amazon and customers.

"As a working mom of a two-year-old living in Manhattan, I order from Amazon multiple times a week for my family's needs", said Sindy L. from New York City, another Prime member who received early access to the service.

Prime members across the U.S. can now choose one day of the week, dubbed "Amazon Day", to receive orders-grouped and dispatched together, ideally in fewer packages.

Amazon said the new program is part of its Shipment Zero initiative, which was announced this month and aims to make half of all Amazon shipments carbon neutral by 2030. "With Amazon Day, all my orders now arrive on Mondays and in fewer boxes - that's less for me to break down for recycling and less trips for the delivery driver". In its most recent fourth quarter, Amazon's shipping costs rose 23% to $9 billion.

A Prime member designates a day of the week as their "Amazon Day". Start a free trial of Amazon Prime at amazon.com/prime.

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