For the first time, a family vacation package is now available to Amazon Prime members.
The company said Monday that its “unclaimed and unused” holiday package service will be available to people who want to send the packages, but have not yet completed the checkout process.
The service has been available to Prime members since July.
Amazon says Prime members who want the service can complete a “promotional code” for up to $35 per item, or an additional $50 per item after a promotion ends.
“The vast majority of Prime members have never had to spend a cent on shipping,” a spokesperson told CBC News in an email.
“They are eager to receive their gift and enjoy the experience.”
The new “unowned” Amazon package service, which launched on Monday, will allow people to send packages to Amazon through a variety of methods including e-commerce, mail forwarding, and mail pickup.
The website states that “some of the more common ways to deliver packages are via mail, courier, or package tracking.”
The Amazon packages, which include “trip, package, or item,” will be delivered by Amazon’s “unscheduled delivery service.”
They will be sent to the address on the Amazon account or to the email address on file.
Prime members will also be able to set up “my own personal courier service” to deliver the packages to their home.
Prime has long been a popular option for people looking for holiday gifts.
It offers a $99 annual membership fee, and it has a growing number of other popular packages.
The site lists over 50 different holiday packages, including toys, books, electronics, clothing, and more.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has said that it has opened an investigation into whether Amazon has broken Canada’s privacy rules by sending non-Canadian packages to the U.S. The agency said in a statement that the “uncovered shipments” of Amazon Prime membership are “not an issue in Canada” and “are subject to Canadian privacy laws and regulations.”
“If you are not Canadian, or have a different address, please use the USPS mail service,” Amazon said in its statement.
“You can use the Amazon Prime Service for any delivery of non-perishable goods, such as food and household goods, and packages that are in transit.”