Just like you operating your business, what policies require you to notify customers that you are requiring a signature? None, because it is your sole discretion to determine if you are willing to pay to get a signature. Why does Amazon have to notify you of their desire to reduce theft when they are the ones responsible for the shipment in the first place?
So? Have any of your items ended up in the shredder because you were not home? If they keep delivering, what difference does it make? Is your doorbell going to wear out or something?
As I pointed out, Amazon can do what it wants with its contractors, where USPS and UPS charge fees for the same services. If you were given free signature service, wouldn’t you take it??? We would.
Hypocrisy. You do not have such constraints in operating your business.
What difference does this make? Amazon has the responsibility and the risk of shipping something to you, with the capability to require a signature at their discretion, probably for free via their internal logistics.
I welcome Amazon taking steps to ensure any theft is minimized, even when it is not at the consumer level, as each INR adds to the cost of operations, lost revenue and fee increases we all will pay to cover those losses.
You know who is not complaining or concerned at all with this program, those who have professional arrangements or facilities for conducting their business operations. That being said, I agree Amazon should allow for waiving of signatures in exchange for waiving of damages and INR, as that puts the responsibility back on the seller in exchange for their convenience.
We wholeheartedly agree with Amazon using signatures to minimize INR/Damage claims with sellers, as those costs are eventually distributed to sellers like you and me.