|Low Prices on the Go...Amazon.com Announces Daily Deal Text Alerts|
Amazon's Customers Can Access and Buy Top Deals Directly from their Mobile Phones
SEATTLE, Nov 12, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is giving customers easy and convenient access to low prices, great deals and helpful holiday tips with new features like Text Alerts for Daily Deals (www.amazon.com/gp/anywhere/sms/goldbox). Customers can now sign up for a daily text alert, featuring the popular Amazon.com Deal of the Day, sent directly to their mobile phone. Customers can then reply-to-buy with the text command "buygb" or follow the link in the text message to the Amazon mobile Web site to view the full details of the deal and shop other deals in the Gold Box directly from the mobile phone.(1)
"Customers come to Amazon.com for low prices," said Eva Manolis, vice president of Retail Customer Experience at Amazon.com. "We are obsessed with lowering prices and we work hard every day to make it even easier to find and buy the best deals on the site. We're excited to offer customers new features like Amazon's Daily Deal Text Alerts in time for holiday shopping."
Amazon is also rolling out several new features designed to make holiday shopping easier with holiday shopping guides, a celebrity chef blog and the Universal Wish List:
"Get Ready for the Holidays" page (www.amazon.com/getready) -- At Amazon's "Get Ready for the Holidays" page, customers will find low prices on everything needed to decorate, entertain, winterize and save with hundreds of product suggestions and great deals.
"Holiday Gift Ideas" page (www.amazon.com/gifts) -- The "Holiday Gift Ideas" page offers customers the ability to browse through great gifts at low prices in popular categories such as Toys, TVs, Tools and more. Gift-giving is easy with plenty of ideas for everyone on the list -- and at low prices for every budget.
Universal Wish List (www.amazon.com/wishlist/universal) -- In the spirit of making it easy to give the right gifts -- and get the right gifts -- Amazon.com recently released the Universal Wish List. This feature allows customers to add products from any Web site to an Amazon Wish List with one simple click making it easier than ever to keep track of everything in one convenient location.
Holiday Celebrity Chef Blog (www.aldenteblog.com/holiday_chef) -- Amazon Al Dente readers will get a second helping of Amazon's popular Holiday Celebrity Chef Blog, filled with holiday recipes, gift ideas and cooking tips from some of the culinary industry's most talented professionals. Contributing celebrities include Rocco DiSpirito, an award-winning celebrity chef and author of "Rocco Gets Real: Cook at Home Every Day" and host of the new show "Rocco Gets Real" on A&E Nigella Lawson, the British bestselling author of "Nigella Express: Good Food Fast"; and Ellie Krieger, a New York Times bestselling author, credentialed nutritionist and host of a hit show, "Healthy Appetite" on Food Network.
(1)Some restrictions apply, visit www.amazon.com/gp/anywhere/sms/goldbox for full details.
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