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It's Prime Time: Amazon Offers New Prime Student Monthly Plan

It's Prime Time: Amazon Offers New Prime Student Monthly Plan

With the new US-only feature, which is targeted for kids ages 13 to 17, a parent can add up to four teens to their Amazon Household account for free and set a payment method that a teen can't see, as well as shipping addresses.

A new feature from Amazon will give teens a certain degree of autonomy to make purchases without requiring their parents to hand over their credit card numbers.

"As a parent of a teen, I know how they crave independence, but at the same time, that has to be balanced with the convenience and trust that parents need", Michael Carr, vice president of Amazon Households, said in a statement. "Whether it's getting their favorite products with free shipping or streaming thousands of popular movies and shows, Prime student members can experience all the benefits of Prime".

With the holidays quickly approaching, Amazon is doing everything it can to get its Prime service in as many households as possible. The kid then receives an invite and they choose their own username and password.

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It's hard to tell if this will jump-start a lot of teen spending through Amazon; after all, teens have been successfully hectoring their parents to buy them things since long before the internet.

On this page, there's now a new option to add a teen, as well as configure the settings associated with their account. This should work out good for parents and kids. Teens can shop on the Amazon App and parents have the option to allow the purchase or not. In the past, this is the money teens may have spent at the mall instead.

Capturing teen customers might be more hard than previously imagined.

Analysts say by essentially establishing an online allowance, Amazon has found a way to lure in the next generation of consumers.


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