Amazon is testing a new service dubbed Amazon Day that lets Prime customers choose the day the package is delivered during the checkout process.
According to reports, in addition to standard one and two-day shipping options, many of the two-day delivery items will come with the option to choose the day of the week you want the package to be delivered. Reports noted it will be welcome to those who live in apartment buildings and aren’t home all the time and also addresses the issue of stolen packages left on doorsteps. According to a statement Amazon made to CNET: “we’re excited to be testing a new service aimed at making the delivery experience more convenient for customers.”
Amazon is taking steps to prepare for the impending Black Friday holiday shopping frenzy, announcing earlier in November it opened a Black Friday Deals Store on Thursday (Nov. 1.) The offering allows customers to use gift guides as well as Alexa to search for items, Fortune reported. At the same time, Sears is rolling out Amazon Dash Replenishment for its smart appliances under the Kenmore name. With the offering, consumers will be able to reorder replacement parts through Amazon automatically. For instance, appliance owners will be able to use Amazon to order replacement air filters and water filters when the appliance needs new parts. President of Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard Brands Peter Boutros said, according to Chain Store Age: “This service presents an entirely new way to get a filter conveniently that will save time, reduce the number of trips to the store and help keep families healthy by maintaining sanitary, filtered water.” The ship-to-store feature will be available in 47 Sears Auto Centers in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., and Sears Auto plans to quickly expand the service to more Amazon customers.