"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", Amazon Households Vice President Michael Carr said in a statement. By default, parents approve every order.
Parents who have Amazon Prime will be allowed to share benefits with their teens, including Prime's two-day shipping, Prime Video and Twitch Prime.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today unveiled a new way for teens to shop for the items they want all by themselves - with parents' approval, of course. They can approve the purchase through text or their account. The kid then receives an invite and they choose their own username and password. The teen can also add a note to their parents.
The set up also aims to encourage teens to use their parents' Prime accounts, if they have them. To get started, parents can visit amazon.com/forteens or sign up via a text or email invitation from their teens. If there's a mistake in ordering, parents will be able to cancel and return any item as long as it meets Amazon's policies.
Parents can set up the teen accounts in two ways.
The teen accounts are a part of Amazon Households, an existing Amazon feature that lets Prime members share accounts and payment methods with other family members. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.