Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

Prime Is Now Half-Price for Students

Amazon now lets teenagers shop via separate logins attached to their parents' accounts Amazon now lets teens shop with their own account, but with parental approval
Jo Caldwell | 13 October, 2017, 00:25

The system works by giving each teen his or her own login and password to use on Amazon's app. Teens will then send an invitation to their parent through either SMS or via email and "the parent" will choose the payment method and shipping addresses their teen can use when placing order.

By the time they're 13 to 17, they're advanced enough internet users that keeping them out of their Amazon accounts in probably the least of parents' concerns-does Amazon have any suggestions for keeping teens from ordering drugs on the dark web?

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is now allowing teens to make their own accounts on its website. The accounts will allow them to search and shop for items, but there are some restrictions so that parents don't have to worry about their bank accounts. But for parents who don't want to review everything in advance, the option to set pre-approved spending limits is available, too. This means that a parent with a Prime account can share the benefits that come with it with their children. And more trusting parents can elect to sidestep the per-item approval process and simply set an overall maximum budget. Amazon's default setting with this service is autoapproval of orders, but parents can individually approve them via text if they so prefer. They can also cancel or return orders their teens have made.

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Amazon - which had annual revenue of $136 billion previous year - accounts for roughly one-third of all online US sales.

In addition to the shipping, you get access to Prime Video, Music, Photos, Reading, and Twitch Prime (meaning you can sub to your favorite streamer once a month, which is pretty great).

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