Amazon Selling Gift Certificates For Active U.S. Troops - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
News

Amazon Selling Gift Certificates For Active U.S. Troops

Visitors to the Salute Our Troops page can send a gift to active service personnel.

One good turn deserves another. Amazon.com Inc. has set up a new page on its site that lets customers buy $20 gift certificates to be delivered to U.S. troops on active duty. Visitors to the Salute Our Troops page also can write brief notes of encouragement that will be included on certificates. The Department of Defense will collect the certificates and distribute them.

Amazon plans to post selected messages on the site, along with a tally of certificates sold to date. Also on the page: multiple links that take visitors into other shopping areas of the site.

An Amazon spokesperson says that while the company has projected how many certificates it expects to sell, it won't disclose the predicted figure, but it has not established a cap, either. Amazon has pledged one-tenth of the proceeds to the United Service Organizations. The Salute Our Troops page is slated to remain live until Dec. 26.

The move is similar to an effort at Circuit City Stores Inc., which is letting visitors to its stores record, at no charge, a video message for the company to send to U.S. troops. Family members also can send personalized DVDs to relatives in the service if they have their service ID numbers.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
Download this report to compare how cloud usage and spending patterns have changed in 2020, and how respondents think they'll evolve over the next two years.
News
How GIS Data Can Help Fix Vaccine Distribution
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  2/17/2021
Commentary
Graph-Based AI Enters the Enterprise Mainstream
James Kobielus, Tech Analyst, Consultant and Author,  2/16/2021
Slideshows
11 Ways DevOps Is Evolving
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  2/18/2021
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll