Black Friday is arriving more than a month early for one retail giant.
Starting Monday, Oct. 4, Amazon is offering what it calls “Black Friday-worthy” deals for the holiday season, with a new gifting by email/text feature for Prime members. The e-tail titan is unveiling a wide variety of features, solutions, and curated assortments aimed at holiday shoppers. Customers can start shopping for holiday deals as of Oct. 4 at amazon.com/epicdeals, on the Amazon mobile shopping app, or by asking an Alexa voice assistant device, “Alexa, what are my deals?”
As part of its holiday promotion, Amazon is rolling out a new holiday shopping option for Prime members using the Amazon mobile shopping app in the U.S. Prime members can send recipients a gift without knowing their delivery address by selecting the product on the Amazon app, selecting “add gift receipt for easy returns” during checkout, and then typing in a known email address or mobile number of the recipient. That individual can either accept the purchase or exchange for an Amazon gift card, without letting the sender know they did.Chain Store Age