Amazon – amazon after concept envisions a future life for your purchases
new york based product design engineer scott amron has shared a concept for a platform that considers the afterlife of your amazon products. the aptly titled ‘amazon after’ is envisioned as a holistic and integrated space to sell, donate, lend, rent-out, trade-in, pawn, repair, store, part out, and recycle your otherwise seldom-used purchases, therefore keeping things in use and out of landfills. the platform would show users what they own, what they’re worth and match the items with real opportunities.
within ‘amazon after’, amron proposes that every item a user has ever bought on amazon to be pre-loaded and ranked by worth. if you’re done with an item you bought on amazon, you can have alexa sell it, give it away, store it, dispose of it and more, instantly. ‘gone is the headache of figuring out what to do with the old, so long as you bought it on amazon,’ amron shares.
if something you want on amazon is sold out, out-of-stock, discontinued, impossible-to-find or too expensive, the platform would allow you to make an offer to everyone who already bought one. other users would therefore be able to offer you money for your things before you decide to sell them — without you doing anything. this feature gives amazon customers a sense of liquidity after purchase, allowing them to sell without listing for sale. integrated design features highlight when people are making offers on things you own, with varying opacity levels indicates the strength of the highest offer for that item.
‘amazon after’ would also present you with the best recycling options for your item in your area with simple instructions. it facilitates item specific waste management and brings eco-friendly practices to mainstream commerce.
‘amazon after’ has the potential to become the universal afterlife for everything you buy, retrieving and managing all of your orders to show you everything you own, what it’s all worth, and what opportunities are out there. a host of further features imagined by amron for this platform can be found on his website here.
designer: scott amron
title: amazon after
nina azzarello I designboom
jan 22, 2021