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How to use Amazon Prime to deliver goods to the homeless

(TECH NEWS) No cash on you? Use Amazon Prime to help the homeless instead. It’s a win-win.

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Instead of hanging your head and mumbling that you don’t have cash or the time to stop and help a homeless person, pull out your phone and open your Amazon app.

A new Amazon delivery service available in select metropolitan areas may help you share the same happiness Amazon Prime gives you with someone who may appreciate the purchases even more.

The service, Amazon Prime Now, allows Prime members in designated areas to order and receive goods within two short hours. If you’re already an Amazon fiend, this feature will fulfill all your instant gratification shopping needs. (Well played, Amazon. You can take ALL of our money now.)

However, Prime Now can also be used for goodwill gestures, as discovered by YouTuber Rob Bliss. He’s used Amazon Prime Now to order things for homeless people he finds on the street. Here’s a video showing how he uses this speedy shopping tool:

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It’s a fast and simple way to help someone in need without searching for an ATM to withdraw the cash you don’t often carry anymore.

To use Amazon Prime Now in this way, you’ll need a few pieces of information: The person’s name you are helping, the closest address to where they’ll be, and what the person needs. Once you have those things, you can place a quick order and go about your day. Be sure to leave a note to the courier explaining who they should give the package to and tell the person in need to stay put until their package arrives.

If you’re looking for a good way to spread more holiday cheer this time of year, give this a shot. You need to have an Amazon Prime account and not everyone is in Amazon Prime Now areas, but those that are have a new way to make a difference and brighten someone’s day.

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Sienna is a Staff Writer at The American Genius and has a bachelor's degree in journalism with an emphasis in writing and editing from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She is currently a freelance writer with an affinity for topics that help others better themselves. Sienna loves French-pressed coffee and long walks at the dog park.

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