Four Ways Amazon Can Help Seniors

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Amazon is one of the most recognized and widely known Internet website names. They offer a variety of books, e-books, clothing, jewelry and other household goods. What many seniors may not be aware of is that the website also offers a vast array of grocery and household goods. Here are four ways that Amazon can help seniors with household, food and other daily needs.


Amazon has a wide variety of grocery items. If seniors need nonperishable food items, shelfstable items or canned food items they can order them from the Amazon grocery store and have them delivered directly to their home. In fact, Amazon also offers a subscribe and save program that can allow seniors to have certain items they use on a monthly basis delivered automatically and automatically charged to their debit card accounts. This allows seniors to have heavier grocery items that they would normally have to carry to the car or drive to the store to receive said to them directly and brought directly to their door.

Health and Beauty

Bathroom needs, health needs, hygiene needs and other toiletry needs are available through Amazon as well. Amazon also offers a subscribe and save program that can automatically bill and ship items that are mostly used. This allows seniors to stay on a budget while still receiving the items they need and without having to worry about transportation to pick up these items.

Over-The-Counter Medications

Seniors can also utilize Amazon over-the-counter medications and vitamin supplements. The website has a variety of over-the-counter medications, brand names and off brand names for seniors to choose from. Everything from sleep aids to allergy medications that are over-the-counter can be purchased from Amazon and delivered directly to your door.

Free Shipping

Free shipping is available on most items over $25. Seniors can make a monthly order that combines subscribe and save plans with free shipping offers. This means that seniors can order everything they will need for a month, set it up on a subscribe and save plan and know ahead of time how much each month will cost and that there items will be delivered to them in a bulk order directly to their door. Items are generally shipped free via USPS or UPS. If the item or any items on the list that a senior creates increases in price, Amazon will notify the senior directly through e-mail selected net of the price will be increasing. Seniors can also choose to cancel orders at any time or to adjust or subscribe and save plans to have items delivered more frequently or less frequently.