In Amazon's world, Prime Day is the biggest day of the year. So, it only makes sense that they would pull out all the stops on the days leading up to the momentous occasion. Even though the big day is July 11, certain deals have been available for more than a week prior.
Then on July 5, shoppers who own Alexa-enabled devices got access to exclusive discounts. And now a new feature let's Echo owners know when their Amazon.com orders are about to arrive.
Before this new feature was released, people were able to check the status of an order by saying: "Alexa, where's my stuff?" Reports say that now there's a visual cue as well: the light ring on the Echo will now glow yellow on the day that your product is set to arrive.
Yes, this change is quite subtle. It's possible that you've never even noticed that the light ring changes colors and glow patterns. And according to this Amazon list about the light ring, a yellow light means you have a message or notification waiting that's related to the Alexa Calling & Messaging feature.
But just because Amazon hasn't acknowledged the change on their site doesn't mean it's not available. They could be rolling it out slowly. Try voice shopping for yourself to see if it works. If you've never done a voice order before then click here to learn how you can receive a $10 credit from Amazon.
If you don't own an Echo, you can always download the free Amazon app to get shipping notifications. You can also get push notifications when the price drops on an item you like and use the app to compare deals.
* At the time of press, Amazon was having a "Buy 2 Echo devices, save $100" promotion. It was a limited time offer; click here to see if it's still going on.