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a time to online and in stores, is almost here and ready to go on November 22. If you have an Amazon Prime membership, you want to know how .
For example, while you probably know that you can get free two-day shipping as a Prime member, did you know that you can also get packages sooner or plan a delivery date that is more convenient for you?
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become two of the biggest shopping days of the year, with retailers struggling for your dollar through sales and benefits. Amazon's huge catalog, loyal subscriber base and massive shipping empire puts it in a position to be extra aggressive when it comes to getting your business. Here are all the ways the Prime membership you already have can help you shop on November 29th and December 2nd.
Plan a convenient delivery date for your package
Everyone knows about Amazon's free two-day shipping, but another option is toduring checkout. It's called Amazon Day and it's great if there's a specific day that you know someone will be home to answer for – especially if it's something expensive that you don't want to risk sitting outside without supervision.
If you order multiple items on different days, you can have them delivered the same day as long as they are eligible for this offer.
Use your Amazon Echo to track packages
If you have anyou can use it to track your orders.
Just say "Alexa, where's my package?" and your Echo will let you know where it is and when it will. When your order has been delivered, Echo's ring light will pulse yellow .
Shop Early Access Deals for Non-Prime Members
If you have seen "Prime Early Access" as a Prime member, you can trade this sale 30 minutes before non-Prime members. However, you must compete with other members who are also interested in the product before it is sold out.
Use Prime Now to get what you ordered in a couple of hours
If there is a product you want the same day, you can see if it is available in Prime Now. Amazon will deliver from morning to evening, so you don't have to worry about getting your order at 3am
This way of shopping is great for when you really need to go to the grocery store but can't risk losing it new article,. Prime Now is not available in all locations, so enter your zip code at primenow.amazon.com to see if you are eligible.
Share your Prime benefits with the family
If you have another adult living in your household, as a significant other or friend, you can share your Prime membership with them. You can still keep your personal accounts separate, which is useful if you are shopping for the holiday, but you both have access to the same Prime benefits.
You can also share your account with up to four teenagers and up to four children in your household. While they have their own logins, you can still manage their profiles.
Amazon Can Leave Your Package In Your House
When you know that you will not be home for a while and you have a shipment on the way, it is much safer to have an Amazon employee leave your items inside your house to avoid theft.
If you have Amazon Key Home Kit you can request to have your expensive packages left in your home, and even your vehicle or garage, for free. The kit itself costs $ 290 and comes with a cloud comb ($ 69 on Amazon) and a smart lock, so you will be responsible for letting the delivery person come in and see when it happens.
If you are careful aboutremember that you also receive notifications throughout the process.
These main benefits are just scratching the surface of Amazon's Black Friday and Cyber Monday extravaganza. Check out theand all .
Originally published last week.