I wanted to send my secret pal a gift from Amazon, but I started wondering if my secret spy identity would be leaked by Amazon via the billing name/address on the packing slip. Last night, I called Aubrey and Zona to ask them, but neither of them knew. So, I decided to email Amazon, per Zona’s request. I know that many of the visitors of my blog are swappers, so here’s their response, FYI:
“We do include a packing slip with gift orders, so the recipient can verify that the correct item was received. For items fulfilled by Amazon.com and designated as gifts during the checkout process, the packing slip will not list any prices. It will be enclosed in an envelope that has “Don’t Ruin Your Surprise!” printed on it in large letters.
When you mark your order as a gift, you will be prompted to enter a billing address. This will not result in a bill being sent either to you or the recipient, but your name and address will appear on the packing slip so that the recipient will know who sent the gift.”
So, if you want to keep your anonymity, don’t ship directly from Amazon, even if you select the gift option. You’ll have to resend.