Give Your Amazon Delivery Driver a Big ‘Thank You’ With Alexa
Unless you’ve been living in a faraway land with no communication to the outside world, you likely use at least some of Amazon’s services and receive packages on the regular. And this holiday season is proof the mega-retailer is the No. 1 online destination shoppers turn to.
On Nov. 30, Amazon had a record-breaking holiday shopping weekend from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday and over $1 billion in sales for small businesses within the U.S. That means delivery drivers are working extra to deliver packages the same day, overnight, or within two days.
During the holiday season, and really any time of year, you might have the inclination to want to thank the delivery driver whose face you may or may not see regularly delivering your Amazon goodies but haven’t had a resource that lets you do it. But now you do, thanks to Amazon and Alexa.
With its newest Alexa feature, Amazon rolled out on Dec. 7, you can share your appreciation of all the hard work your Amazon delivery driver puts in. And it won’t cost you a single penny — just the time it takes to say, “Alexa, thank my driver.” When you say those magic words, the driver who delivers your most recent package will not only receive a notification of your sentiment, but with every thank-you, those drivers receive an extra $5.
“We’ll be doing this for the first 1 million thank-you’s received. And, the five drivers who receive the most customer “thank-you’s” during the promotional period, will also be rewarded with $10,000 and an additional $10,000 to their charity of choice.
However, by Dec. 8, the first 1 million thank-you’s were received. That’s a whole lot of appreciation Amazon customers have been wanting to share. Even though your driver won’t get the extra $5, that shouldn’t stop you from thanking the ones that brighten your day with an Amazon package. Since it was obviously so popular, the option might be a regular holiday occurrence in the future.
Amazon says that, since it began its online service in 1994, 15 billion Amazon packages have been delivered around the U.S. The new gratitude feature is available to U.S. customers with an Alexa-enabled device (Echo, Echo Show) or the Alexa and Amazon Shopping mobile apps, making it easy to thank those Amazon drivers working hard all year.
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