|Amazon.com Launches New Gifting Experience for Customers to Discover and Manage Year-Round Gift-Giving; Daily Gift Recommendations from the Editors of DailyCandy|
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 7, 2005-- Exclusive Gift Guides from More than 40 Top Consumer and Lifestyle Magazines; and Amazon's first-ever Gift Organizer to Help Customers Plan Purchases and Track their Giving Year-Round
Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) today announced the launch of "Gift Central," an innovative new site experience designed to organize and streamline customers' gift-giving this holiday season and beyond. Amazon has also teamed with DailyCandy.com to offer customers "Today's Gift," daily shopping-themed articles with accompanying gift ideas written by the editors of DailyCandy exclusively for Amazon.com.
Today's Gift from DailyCandy: The editors of DailyCandy have assembled clever and quirky gift ideas for the holiday season by shopping Amazon.com's 32 stores. Each day, customers will find a new article, written in DailyCandy's signature informative and entertaining voice. In line with their strict editorial policy, DailyCandy will not receive any compensation from Amazon.com for these recommendations or sales of featured products.
"DailyCandy knows what's great about shopping, and Amazon knows how to make shopping great. We're hoping to provide Amazon's holiday customers with the same fun and inspired ideas we give DailyCandy readers every day," said Peter Sheinbaum, CEO, DailyCandy, Inc.
Gift Guides: Amazon has also teamed with more than 40 top magazines to create a host of exclusive, hand-selected Gift Guides from the editors of Bon Appetit, Cargo, Cosmopolitan, Domino, Dwell, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Fitness, GQ, Harper's BAZAAR, Lucky, Marie Claire, Parenting, Popular Mechanics, Real Simple, Scientific American and Self, among others. In addition to browsing by magazine, customers can shop the Gift Guides by:
YEAR ROUND GIFT ORGANIZER
Designed to deliver unparalleled convenience to Amazon customers, the Gift Organizer is a virtual "gift assistant" to manage year-round gift-giving. Gift Organizer enables customers to build their own Gift Recipient List, selecting relevant gifting occasions for each special person such as birthday, anniversary, graduation, Valentine's Day, etc. Based on each recipient, the Gift Organizer links directly to Wish Lists, offers gift recommendations, saves gift ideas, and tracks gifts already purchased.
"Amazon understands that our customers appreciate low prices, great selection and convenience--especially during the holiday season," said Kathy Savitt, vice president, Amazon.com. "This year, we set out to create a set of gift-giving tools to help customers discover and buy the perfect gift for everyone on their list, for all occasions."
Customers can reach Gift Central from the Amazon.com home page and at www.amazon.com/giftcentral.
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Forward Looking Statement
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