|Amazon.com Consumer Electronics Store Announces New Interest-Free Financing, Click-to-Call and Premium Delivery on Select Electronics Just In Time for the Holidays|
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 9, 2006--Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) today announced that Amazon customers can now take advantage of interest-free financing on select electronics products in Amazon.com's Electronics store (www.amazon.com/electronics) as the holiday shopping season approaches. The announcement came as the store unveiled several additional user-friendly features, all designed to make the experience of shopping online for consumer electronics products easier and more convenient than ever before. In addition to interest-free financing, Amazon's Electronics Store customers can now receive quick and easy personal assistance using the site's innovative Click-to-Call tool, which connects them to an Amazon sales associate. And to ensure that all big-screen TV orders arrive in a timely manner, ready for immediate use, the store offers Amazon's Premium Delivery Service. With Premium Delivery, the carrier personally brings the customer's big-screen TV into the home, unpacks the item and removes the packaging materials.
"The new features in our Consumer Electronics store are focused on making it easier than ever for customers to make an informed buying decision about any of the hundreds of thousands of CE items we offer," noted Paul Ryder, vice president of Consumer Electronics at Amazon.com. "Our new interest-free financing, Click-to-Call and Premium Delivery options, as well as expert editorial reviews, buying guides and more, give Amazon.com shoppers the advanced tools they need to find, discover and buy virtually any type of electronics product and rest assured that they made the right decision."
Amazon now offers interest-free financing on select TVs and audio products through the Amazon.com Credit Account. Most customers will receive instant online approval and can purchase a TV with no money down, no payments and no interest for one year. Certain restrictions apply; see Amazon.com for details.
Amazon's Click-to-Call tool allows customers to contact a product specialist by scheduling a call. By simply clicking on the Call Me link on specific product detail pages, a representative will be alerted to call a customer back immediately or within a selected timeframe and have access to the information the customer is viewing.
Amazon's Premium Delivery Service is offered on all big-screen TVs over 27" and includes delivery, unpacking and the removal of packing materials. This service, which is included for no additional charge to the standard delivery fee, is designed to ensure customers will be ready to begin enjoying their new TV as quickly as possible.
In addition to these new features, Amazon.com provides Free Super Saver Shipping and Amazon Prime on tens of thousands of electronics products sold by Amazon. And, as always, the Electronics Store provides expert editorial and customer reviews, image uploading, buying recommendations, links to what other customers have purchased and easy one-cart shopping.
About Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime, Amazon.com's first-ever membership program, is available to customers for a flat fee of $79 per year. Amazon Prime members receive unlimited express two-day shipping for free, with no minimum purchase requirement on over a million eligible items sold by Amazon.com. Members can order as late as 6:30 p.m. ET and still get their order the next day for only $3.99 per item, and they can share the benefits of Amazon Prime with up to four family members living in their household. Sign up for Amazon Prime at www.amazon.com/prime.
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