That was fast: Amazon’s ‘Alexa thank my driver’ tip program is over

Every night before I go to bed, I ask the Alexa-enabled Lenovo bedside clock what the weather will be like. Last night, right after I dutifully announced the weird sultry weather, Alexa informed me that I could tip my Amazon driver $5 by saying, “Alexa, thank my driver.”

There are currently approx 275,000 Amazon drivers (opens in new tab) to deliver more than a billion (opens in new tab) boxes for carrying holiday gifts and making holiday dreams come true for consumers and, of course, Amazon. But what good are drivers who carefully place these precious boxes at our door? Other than about $20 an hour, not much. Giving one of my drivers a small tip seemed like the least I could do.

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