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Get into my car ... Amazon begins delivery to vehicles in US

Get into my car ... Amazon begins delivery to vehicles in US

While the service is seeing a limited roll out initially, Amazon points out that there are over 7 million compatible vehicles out there. "Customers have also told us they love features like keyless guest access and being able to monitor their front door from anywhere with the Amazon Key App", said Peter Larsen, VP of delivery technology at Amazon.

Although statistics on the prevalence of package theft are elusive, police departments across the United States say it has become commonplace, especially as internet shopping has become mainstream behaviour.

The online retailer on Tuesday introduced Amazon Key In-Car, a delivery service that drops off packages into people's cars without the need for the owners to be present. Visit my.chevrolet.com, my.buick.com, my.gmc.com or my.cadillac.com to learn more. Equipped with this information, Amazon's couriers can then unlock the trunk using a specialized app of their own. Now, Amazon and Whole Foods Market have announced their version of free two-hour delivery using Prime.

This is how it works: Prime members with the Amazon Key app can link their auto to their accounts and select "in-car" delivery during checkout. It's a small look at the future of the connected world and why people like Larry Dignan, of our sister site ZDNet, have called the company out as being one of the most innovative tech companies today. There's no installation cost, unlike the Amazon Key home smart lock and camera necessary for in-home delivery, which costs $220.

The service is available only in the same 37 USA cities where Amazon already offers in-home Key deliveries, according to Amazon.

Is there an additional fee to receive in-car delivery?

You'll also need to include a description and image of the vehicle to help them find it. The auto also has to be parked in a public space, like outside the home or office - in which case, they could probably just deliver it to the actual building.

In-car delivery could prove to be useful in a number of scenarios when one might want their package delivered someplace other than their home or workplace. Select your preferred in-car delivery option and complete your order.

On delivery day, park your vehicle within two blocks of the delivery address in a publicly accessible area.

The day of the delivery, the driver is sent to the address you gave for the auto. The delivery driver gets access to Global Positioning System coordinates and your license plate info. "The delivery driver can place the package in the vehicle".


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