Amazon Lets Businesses Choose Delivery Day

Amazon Lets Businesses Choose Delivery Day

The eCommerce giant Amazon has announced the launch of Amazon Day for Business, a new delivery service that enables members to choose a recurring day of the week as their delivery day.

In a blog post, the Seattle, Washington online retailer said the service is available as of Monday (March 18) for Business Prime members in the U.S. Amazon said the aim is to make it easier for businesses to get weekly purchases grouped and delivered together for each address on their account. As the company noted, the offering enables businesses to better plan their deliveries and reduce the efforts to receive packages with eligible purchases.

“We’re pleased to help reduce packaging by coordinating the delivery of items to business customers with fewer shipments and boxes,” said Moz Thomas, director of business prime for Amazon Business. “Customer feedback indicates that having one scheduled delivery day per week helps them streamline and simplify their order receiving processes.”

Business Prime members who are enrolled in the new service can choose from other delivery options at checkout. Amazon said the program is part of its efforts to achieve Shipment Zero, its vision to make all shipments net zero carbon. In February, Amazon announced a similar service geared toward U.S. consumers. Dubbed Amazon Day, the services allows Prime members to get delivery on the same day each week so that packages are grouped together.

Amazon has been testing a host of ways to lower its carbon footprint and save money in the delivery of packages. By grouping packages together, the eCommerce giant saves money and helps the environment. It is also testing the use of robots, recently announcing Amazon Scout, a robot designed to bring packages to consumers' front doors.



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