Sunday, 22 July, 2018

Amazon Will Now Drop Packages Inside Cars

Amazon unveils in-car delivery service as the ultimate car boot sale Putting the boot
Sherry Houston | 26 April, 2018, 00:29

For those concerned about becoming a target by having a valuable item left in their trunk, Amazon said it will pay for broken windows and locks as the result of a delivery.

If your package does get stolen, the same rules apply as getting your delivery poached off your porch. After buying your item, adding your auto to your Amazon Key app and including a description of the vehicle, Amazon couriers will use the car's Global Positioning System location, license plate number and image of the auto to find it. Initially available to Amazon Prime members in 37 US cities and their surrounding areas, the service builds on the premise of Amazon Key in-home delivery, which began rolling out last October.

The in-car service builds on an effort Amazon launched last fall called Amazon Key.

For now, Amazon will only deliver in cars that are either GM or Volvo and models that are 2015 or newer. Visit my.chevrolet.com, my.buick.com, my.gmc.com or my.cadillac.com to learn more.

The new program, launched on Tuesday, is an expansion of Amazon's Key service.

The vehicle delivery service now also uses the Amazon Key app, but users have to link their auto and Amazon Prime subscription to an application for connected cars. Customers with 2015 model year or newer Volvo vehicles can activate their Volvo On Call connected service subscription within the Volvo On Call app.

Amazon Prime memberships typically cost $99 a year in the U.S. "And, with no additional hardware or devices required, customers can start ordering in-car delivery today".

At this time Amazon Key In-Car Delivery is available to Prime members in select cities and surrounding areas.

Amazon says it will notify you after the package is in the trunk and the vehicle is locked back up.

However, it's doubtful that Prime membership will increase because of it, he told the E-Commerce Times.

In their FAQ, Amazon states they've implemented "a number of measures to make in-car delivery secure".

Unlike the original Amazon Key, it doesn't require customers to buy any equipment.

What happens on delivery day?

Customers are asked to park their vehicle "in a publicly accessible area" within two blocks of the delivery address.

During my test, I received a push notification from Amazon: "Arriving soon: Your package will be delivered to your Volvo". Packages are placed in the vehicle's trunk or out of plain sight. "I can't wait to check my car's trunk to see what's delivered next!"

If the delivery driver is not able to locate your vehicle, the driver will deliver to your selected backup option.

If you feel like Amazon has way too much access into our lives; Amazon says, if customers want convenience, this is what convenience looks like.

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