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Amazon default shipping option [Nov. 1st, 2008|11:35 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick

Any Amazon employees read this blog?

Please to be filing internal bug report, k thx:

* users should be able to set their default shipping destination

At least if it exists I can't find it. Make it part of the normal change-destination-during-checkout flow. Perhaps a [X] Make this the default checkbox. I do not want to ship everything to my parent's house. It's been awhile since I lived there.

[User Picture]From: casey
2008-11-01 06:56 pm (UTC)
At the top of the page right before you check out, there is a check box labeled "Check this box to default to these delivery and payment options in the future."

Edited at 2008-11-01 06:56 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: janinedog
2008-11-01 06:57 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure that clicking the "Click here to make this your 1-Click default address." link under the address you want as default (in your Amazon Address Book) will set it as default. If not, I also think it might automatically default to the last address you used to ship something.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2008-11-01 08:42 pm (UTC)
I never use 1-click, always doing the old-fashioned "Add to cart" and "Checkout", so changing a 1-click option wasn't where I thought to look.

It's weird that during the check out process when you correct the address, the same option to make it the default there isn't present.
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[User Picture]From: janinedog
2008-11-01 10:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't use 1-click either (I like to verify information before buying something), but somehow it always defaults to my home address, so I think that may be how I did it. :)
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[User Picture]From: magictoken
2008-11-01 07:04 pm (UTC)
For what it's worth: you can set default payment method/shipping address in 1 click settings. (Your Account > Manage Addresses and 1-Click Settings)
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[User Picture]From: taral
2008-11-01 07:16 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: jojobear99
2008-11-01 07:22 pm (UTC)
I think I've had that problem before too...couldn't figure it out quick enough and decided deleting everything but the address I wanted was the fastest and easiest way to fix the problem...even though I had to re-add one or two of those addresses later on.
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[User Picture]From: mart
2008-11-01 07:27 pm (UTC)

Hmm. Interesting. I don't know how I've done it, but my Amazon default shipping address has managed to follow me around just fine. If I had to guess I'd say that it just remembered the last address I shipped to, perhaps on a card-by-card basis. Obviously that's not working for you, though. I wonder if it differs between amazon.com and amazon.co.uk for some reason/

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[User Picture]From: invisibelle
2008-11-01 07:45 pm (UTC)
yeah it's in your 1-click settings, I'm sure the setting definitely exists. you could try clicking "help" on their site, haha.
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[User Picture]From: xpeh1
2008-11-01 11:55 pm (UTC)

Default Shipping Adress


The default shipping address for Amazon Marketplace orders is the same as the default shipping address in your 1-Click settings. To update this information, follow these steps:

Click the Your Account link at the top of any page
Click the "Manage your address book" link in the Personal Information section of Your Account.
Look at the top of the next page to determine if 1-Click ordering is turned on. If it is not, click the "Turn 1-Click On" button.
A line reading "This is your current 1-Click default address" will appear next to your current 1-Click default address. If you wish to change your 1-Click default address to another existing address in your address book, scroll down to that address and click the link in the line which reads "Click here to make this your 1-Click default address." If you wish to add a new address, click the "Enter a New Address" button.
When you are finished, click the "Continue shopping" button near the top of the page. Future Amazon Marketplace orders will be shipped to this new address.

P.S: I do work for amazon, but I just searched for "default address" in help.
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[User Picture]From: herbie
2008-11-02 06:19 am (UTC)

I've had this exact problem more than once, including having a PS3 bouncing all around the country. As mentioned before, the "1-click address" fixed it, but it dodn't make a lot of sense since I don't use 1-click.
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