With the new US-only feature, which is targeted for kids ages 13 to 17, a parent can add up to four teens to their Amazon Household account for free and set a payment method that a teen can't see, as well as shipping addresses.
Amazon has released a new way for parents to control what their teenage children are buying on the shopping website.
Pre-approving orders is done alongside establishing a spending limit, meaning that while the teen can order anything they want, they can only do such up to a certain price before the ability is taken away.
Amazon is rolling out a service that lets parents and teens share an Amazon account.
"As a parent of a teen, I know how they crave independence, but at the same time that has to be balanced with the convenience and trust that parents need". The teen can also add a note to their parents.
To sweeten its service, Amazon also announced Prime Student members would get access to exclusive student coupons. Once a teen receives an invitation, they can create their own username and password. The catch: parents will be notified of each purchase via text or email, and will, by default, have to approve or deny each one.
If you're a teen who wants to use this new service, Amazon's sign-up process requires you to send a link to your parent before you can actually do anything.
Amazon has launched a new monthly payment plan for Prime Student, according to a recent press release. Amazon is trying to replicate that feeling for the digital generation.
Parents, don't fret: Your kid is in Prime hands. And from a customer data perspective, Prime Student memberships will open up a world of possibilities in terms of targeted ads, product promotion, and more.