Amazon has recently launched a new delivery option for its Prime members in the US today. The invite only program is curiously called Amazon Day, not to be mistaken for Amazon’s yearly Prime Day shopping event, as spotted by CNET.
Through Amazon Day, uers can set the day of the week when you prefer all of your shipments to arrive. So far, the program is only open to a small group of users by invite, although Amazon plans to add more users in the coming months. You’ll be able to see if you were invited through the Amazon homepage and see the option in checkout. Amazon told in a statement, “Amazon is always innovating and looking for new ways to surprise and delight our customers, and we’re excited to be testing a new service aimed at making the delivery experience more convenient for customers.”
For example, if you have a holiday on Friday only, you can set it up so that all of the packages that you order throughout the week arrive on Friday. If you’re in the program, the option should appear when you check out and pick your shipping option.
If you join the Amazon Day program, you’ll still be able to use other available options like free two day shipping on each order. And if weekend deliveries are available in your area, you could also set Saturday to be your designated delivery day.
The Amazon Day option is mostly coming to products that are already fulfilled by Prime two day shipping. It’s a way for users to cut down on excess packaging since orders will be shipped in fewer boxes rather than one bag and box per item. It could also streamline orders to make the replenishing of certain products, like paper towels or other household goods, more predictable.