How To Add Amazon Delivery Instructions For Your Package

Amazon delivery instructions are highly underrated. They carry many benefits that customers have attested to. You have the option of telling Amazon what you want them to do with your package if you are not home.

This includes; leaving the box on the premises, dropping it off with a neighbor, making it available for pickup, etc. However, there are certain conditions to most of the delivery instructions offered by Amazon.

In this article, I will write about Amazon delivery instructions, how to add them for your package delivery, and the condition asserted to them. So, let’s dive right into it.


As I said earlier, this delivery instruction tells Amazon what to do with your package if you are not available. For example, you want them to place the package in a discreet location rather than leave it in the open.

You could also want the package dropped off with a neighbor, or your address requires a code to access the building. In any case, Amazon delivery instructions are the ideal tool for you.

How to add Amazon delivery instructions for your package

In this section, I will give a step-by-step guide on adding delivery instructions for your package.

  • Step 1: Sign into your Amazon account
  • Step 2: Navigate to “your addresses” page
  • Step 3: Select ”Add delivery instructions” under your delivery address
  • Step 4: Select your delivery instruction
  • Step 5: Click on the “do we need additional information for this address tab” if you want to give additional written instructions yourself
  • Step 6: Click “save instructions”

Note: Amazon will try to ensure that they adhere to your delivery instructions. However, they do not guarantee this if a last-mile courier is used. Most remote locations will require last-mile couriers to complete the delivery, and these couriers might neglect the instructions.

What else should you know about Amazon delivery instructions?

There are certain conditions asserted for some of the delivery instructions available. Some notable ones are:

If you choose “no special preference” and are not available to receive the package, the courier will not drop it on the premises. Instead, the courier will leave a calling card to let you know how you can collect or reschedule delivery.

If you choose “delivering to a next-door neighbor,” you must provide the neighbor’s address. The neighbor’s house must be next to yours, and they must know you are sharing their information. If they are not at home at the point of delivery, the courier will also leave a calling card.

If you choose to have the package “left on the premises,” you must provide a safe place. A drop-down list is usually added to that option at the selection point. However, you must ensure the one you pick is safe and hidden from public view.

This is to protect the package from damage or theft. The information will be saved if you add instructions that a code is needed to access your building. This is just to keep it for future purposes and nothing criminal.


Do Amazon drivers read delivery instructions?

Yes, they do. The instructions are usually visible to the driver when they attempt delivery.

Can you add delivery instructions before the order is placed?

Yes, you can. On the checkout page, simply select the delivery instruction option while providing an address for the delivery.


Delivery instructions help Amazon serve its customers better, and Amazon will be happy to honor these instructions. You have a variety of instructions to choose from that will be tendered to the driver while delivery is attempted.

But you should note that a majority of these instructions have conditions asserted to them. This article highlights those conditions asserted in detail.

I hope you found this article helpful, if you did, you should also see what the Amazon update “preparing for shipment” mean.

Thanks for reading.