Amazon Now Delivers Straight to Cars

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Amazon Now Delivers Straight to Cars

At the time of the Amazon Key launch, SurveyMonkey conducted a poll on behalf of tech news outlet Recode that showed less than 4 percent of USA households saying they'd definitely buy into Amazon Key, and 61 percent saying they definitely wouldn't. To get in-car delivery, users download the Amazon Key App and link their Amazon account with their connected vehicle service account. Think of it as Amazon turning your vehicle into a locker, only you get to decide where the locker is located - and you can move it around. In a local Facebook group, my frustrated neighbors regularly post videos of their packages being stolen - their doorbell cameras don't seem to deter theft.

Amazon Prime members can put their ZIP code into the app to determine if they qualify for delivery, and if their area is not served they can ask to be updated when service will be available, Patel said. You don't have to be signed up for the door program to use the vehicle delivery program.

In-car delivery is available to customers with a compatible 2015 or newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicle with an active OnStar account, and customers with a 2015 or newer Volvo vehicle with an active Volvo On Call account. Amazon did say that it plans to expand the availability of the service over time by partnering with more automakers.

Amazon Prime customers who have set up the Key service select it on checkout. You can check if your vehicle qualifies and if Amazon offers the service in your area here . When your delivery driver arrives at your vehicle, the service remotely opens your trunk or hatchback.

The day of the delivery, the driver is sent to the address you gave for the auto. You'll also need to include a description and image of the auto to help them find it. Amazon's drivers can't open your auto on their own. Rather than risk losing a package, my wife and I generally get packages delivered to family members who live elsewhere. If the roll-out goes well and more cars are added, it could strengthen Amazon's brand with shoppers. You'll also get a notification when your parcel is on its way, and you'll be able to track when your auto was unlocked and relocked in the activity feed.

The announcement of the in-car delivery service follows Amazon's introduction of the Amazon Key program a year ago that lets the people delivering packages into the homes of customers who opt-in. And there are quite a few of those. And starting today, Prime members in the Mile High City can have their favorite Whole Foods items from fresh baked goods, produce, meat, seafood and other locally sourced products delivered right to their door.

Clearly, the security is a major concern here so the installation of this system is available only on 2015 GM-made or Volvo cars.

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