Amazon Applies For Patent For Automatic Gift Conversion Program

Amazon packing, automatic gift conversion program in the works
Amazon packing, automatic gift conversion program in the works

Suppose you have a relative or friend who buys you gifts from Amazon and has them sent directly to your home. Suppose further that these gifts duplicate something you already have or are not to your taste. If these are true, Amazon is working on an automatic gift conversion program that might solve your dilemma.

According to Michael Rosenwald of the Washington Post,Amazon has applied for a patent for a program that would alert you when that relative or friend buys you a gift and allow you to select a substitute item before the gift even ships. It describes this program in part as "Convert all gifts from Aunt Mildred."