Teens Get Their Own Amazon Accounts, With Parents' Approval

Teens Get Their Own Amazon Accounts, With Parents' Approval

Amazon has introduced a new way for teenagers to shop on Amazon using a unique login.

But fret not, kids aren't given carte blanche to buy what they want - parents are able to decide on an approval process. Overall, she sees it as a positive for parents and teens.

On top of the usual perks of a Prime membership - including free two-day shipping and access to Prime Video's streamable movies and TV shows - the company says Prime Students will get access to special deals, or "coupons", through their subscription. "We've listened to families and have built a great experience for both teens and parents", said Michael Carr, vice president, Amazon Households. Amazon, which already offered discounted Amazon Music Unlimited service for college students in the past, is now discounting its Prime service, as well.

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is now allowing teens to make their own accounts on its website. From there, the teenager is free to create their own username and password and then use that to log into the Amazon App.

Diehard Bargain Hunter: Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN), Toll Brothers, Inc. (TOL)
Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 0.88939, the 24 month is 0.93425, and the 36 month is 1.13255. Matador Resources Company (MTDR) have shown a high EPS growth of -40.70% in the last 5 years and has earnings rose of 87.20% yoy.

On this page, there's now a new option to add a teen, as well as configure the settings associated with their account.

Parents can sign up to either pre-approve each order via text or email (the default), set a spending limit for each order or to automatically approve all purchases.

To get the ball rolling, parents must enter their kids' contact information, and indicate which of their payment cards is to be used for purchases.

Opportunities existing in e-commerce have obviously made it hard for traditional retailers to attract teen shoppers, who tend to have indecisive tastes and are notoriously unpredictable.

Related Articles

  • Hurricane Ophelia Moving At Snail's Pace To Northeast

    Hurricane Ophelia Moving At Snail's Pace To Northeast

    It is now around 760 miles south-west of the Portuguese Azore islands, whipping up 75mph winds as it trundles eastwards. A hurricane is headed for the United Kingdom - and it's due to hit on the 30-year anniversary of the 1987 Great Storm.

    Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Given New $91.00 Price Target at Barclays PLC

    Gateway Advisory Llc increased Vanguard Admiral Fds Inc (VIOG) stake by 4,182 shares to 20,488 valued at $2.74 million in 2017Q2. The firm owned 194,937 shares of the oil and gas company's stock after acquiring an additional 15,878 shares during the quarter.
    Manchester City ready January bid for silverware-hungry Alexis Sanchez

    Manchester City ready January bid for silverware-hungry Alexis Sanchez

    Wenger said that the midfielder will get more games soon, and does not have to leave Arsenal to be in contention for England.
  • Apple Reportedly Working On Foldable Phone With LG Display

    Apple Reportedly Working On Foldable Phone With LG Display

    If this year's bezel-less iPhone X didn't impress you, Apple has something else up its sleeve to dazzle you in the future. The Investor notes, though, that LGD is expected to begin OLED iPhone screen production at its E6 plant in Paju in 2019.
    Oculus For Business goes after the same ground as HTC Vive

    Oculus For Business goes after the same ground as HTC Vive

    Facebook VP of VR Hugo Barra said that the company developed custom lenses for the headset, which allow for a wide field of view. Since the Go is "binary compatible", everything that works on the Samsung Gear VR should work on the Oculus Go as well.
    Contempt case: ECP issues non-bailable arrest warrants for Imran

    Contempt case: ECP issues non-bailable arrest warrants for Imran

    Imran and Babar have been embroiled in a legal battle before the ECP and Islamabad High Court for the last three years. EC authorities have reportedly asked the former cricketer to present himself before the commission on 26 October.
  • One of Liberia's main parties calls for halt to election results

    One of Liberia's main parties calls for halt to election results

    Voters commended her leadership, but also said they are ready for change when they lined up for Tuesday's historic vote. The victor of the Ballon d'Or Award for Best European Player in 1995 - George Weah , was elected President of Liberia .
    Nokia 9 renders reveal thin bezels, lack of headphone jack

    Nokia 9 renders reveal thin bezels, lack of headphone jack

    The Nokia 9 looks like a sleek device, but the company is exhibiting an excess of courage by ditching the headphone jack. Now, it looks like Nokia has finalised the design of it's upcoming high-end smartphone, the long-rumoured Nokia 9.
    Panama ballboy becomes global  hero after hilarious intervention in World Cup game

    Panama ballboy becomes global hero after hilarious intervention in World Cup game

    Panama has tried to qualify for every football World Cup since 1978, but it has never been successful until now. To the surprise of most the referee awarded the goal despite protestations from Costa Rica .
  • Worst air pollution levels ever in Bay Area

    Worst air pollution levels ever in Bay Area

    Wildfire smoke can be risky to our health and even those who are healthy can get sick if there is enough smoke in the air. In the Bay Area, that means six different organizations have pledged to donate $450,000 for fire relief efforts.
    JPMorgan Q3 Earnings, Revenue Beat; Citigroup To Report

    JPMorgan Q3 Earnings, Revenue Beat; Citigroup To Report

    Finally, Manning & Napier Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of J P Morgan Chase & Co by 19.3% in the second quarter. Signature Est & Limited Liability has 1,851 shares. (NYSE: JPM ) has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, January 18 by UBS.
    Lufthansa to sign deal with bankrupt Air Berlin

    Lufthansa to sign deal with bankrupt Air Berlin

    A Lufthansa spokesman declined to provide further details because the agreement had not yet been signed. He said he was "stunned" by suggestions the co-pilot deliberately crashed the plane.