Amazon launched a new delivery service called Amazon Day on Friday. The service allows customers to group their packages together, reducing the number of boxes the company uses.
With Amazon Day, Prime members in the U.S. select a day on which all their purchases will be delivered. The items are then grouped together, often reducing the amount of packaging required in a delivery. Items that customers need at a different time can still be shipped via normal Prime one-day delivery. Further items can be added to a Day order after the date has been set.
Maria Renz, Vice President, Delivery Experience at Amazon said: “We’ve been testing this program with a group of Prime members and Amazon Day has already reduced packaging by tens of thousands of boxes – a number that will only continue to grow now that the program is available to Prime members nationwide.”
The company wants to make all its shipments net zero carbon. It aims to make 50% of all shipments net zero by 2030. This latest initiative not only helps strengthen the firm’s green credentials, but it could also save it money. Packaging is one of its fasters growing costs (via Bloomberg News).