The couple’s unfortunate delivery packages turned into a miracle for children’s hospital.
A woman from New York recently went viral after reportedly receiving at least 150 Amazon packages, that were mistakenly delivered to her home. It was not known whether someone was trolling her address and ordering online. What she felt as nuance at first, suddenly became her way of helping others amid this pandemic
Have you ever received a wrong package from any stores you ordered online? Typically, this is a normal thing to happen. But do you believe that it happened over 100 times to a woman in New York?
Last June 22, Jillian Cannan was surprised by hundred of packages waiting for her outside her home. At first, she noticed the packages on June 5. She personally knew that she didn’t order anything from Amazon at that day. Cannan initially thought that it was her partner who ordered the said packages. But, as they checked the first set of Amazon items, the destination address was right in their home; but no names were included on each packages.
“I thought my partner had ordered something for our studio that we were waiting for in a pending order,” he said. “So I opened them to compact the boxes and realized they were mask holders.”
After knowing this fact, the couple immediately reported the packages on Amazon– wherein they first thought it was a delivery bug. The couple, however, were much surprised to see that on the next weeks, the packages still arrive at their home.
“So one day I took all the packages out of my portal and left. I got a phone call probably an hour later from my best friend’s mother,” she said. “And she said to me, ‘Just so you know there’s a ton of packages in your ticket. You can’t even see your front door.'”
What they did after
Since the packages all consist of mask holders, the couple finally was reached out by Amazon on the delivery error. Despite the trouble, the packages caused them, Jillian and her partner decided to agree in donating the packages to the local children’s hospital.
Ever since they announced this decision, several groups helped the couple and also donated to the hospital.
“The project has taken on a life of its own and it’s great that people want to give back and do something,” Cannan said. “With everything that’s happening now, it’s crazy how it’s all happened.”
Amazon Prime Day 2021 not as good as last year
In related stories about Amazon, Bank of America says the recent Amazon Prime Day 2021 event showed “signs of soft growth” compared to last year’s Prime Day. Here’s the explanation of their growth rate.
“Amazon did disclose that 250 million items were sold, which represents a 20% two-year [compound annual growth rate] from 175 million items sold in Prime Day 2019, but likely limited growth vs. 2020,” Bank of America analysts Justin Post and Michael McGovern wrote in a note to investors. “Given the shorter period of time since the last Prime Day, the lack of new countries added, and the lack of new disclosures, we believe this was a relatively lower growth Prime Day vs. prior years.”