Just in time for the holiday season, Amazon Prime members in the US can now send gifts to friends and family even if they don’t know the recipient’s address. All the shopper needs is an email address or mobile phone number, using the Amazon shopping app. The new shopping feature works by allowing the recipient to add their mailing address after the gift is purchased. After you mark the order as a gift and add the recipient’s phone number or email address, they then get a notification to accept their gift by providing a mailing address.
If they decide to not accept the gift, they can exchange it for an Amazon gift card.
Prime members can browse millions of products available to gift on the Amazon Shopping app, and once they find the right gift and add it to their cart, they select “Add a gift receipt for easy returns” and proceed to check out. When choosing the delivery address, Prime members will now see a new option to “Let the recipient provide their address.” They can then enter the recipient’s email or mobile number.
The recipient receives a gift message—by email or text—that allows them to accept the gift, and then enter their preferred delivery address from their Amazon account.
And while it’s the thought behind a gift that counts, recipients also have the option of exchanging the item for an Amazon gift card. They can then use the card to purchase something else—without having to notify the gift giver.
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