Gifting Kindle Books


I’ve been a Nook user until I switched to my Nexus 7. Now I can read Nook or Kindle books. I’ve updated my Amazon wishlist for Christmas, but was wondering how my friends and/or family would be able to buy me kindle books so I did a little research. For those of you who are new to the giving and receiving of ebook gifts, this guide might be helpful. Basically it boils down to this:

To gift a Kindle book, click the Give as a Gift button located under the Buy button on Kindle Store product detail pages. You can also gift Kindle books through your recipient’s Amazon Wishlist.

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Amazon Lockers in Staples


Amazon has struck a deal with Staples where they will put lockers in Staples stores and Amazon customers can stop in and pick up their orders. It’s handy if you know you won’t be home to meet the delivery person or if you are ordering holiday presents and the person they’re for is at home.

Staples have teamed up with Amazon to give the online powerhouse a little brick and mortar feel. According to a Staples’ spokeswoman, “Amazon Lockers” will be installed at the company’s US stores.

The lockers help Amazon customers avoid the hassle of missed deliveries. Online shoppers can opt to have packages sent to participating stores, and Amazon sends them an e-mail containing a pickup code. The company gives you a three day window to grab a package after it’s delivered. Simply take your code to the store locker, enter it on the corresponding touchscreen, and pick up your purchase.

Learn more on Ars Technica.