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Amazon Promises Free Delivery To Your Car

Amazon Promises Free Delivery To Your Car

Amazon has announced its latest movement within the delivery last mile market, partnering up with Volvo and General Motors (GM) to launch its new in-car delivery service.

Customers download the Amazon Key app and then link their Amazon account with their connected auto service account.

Amazon latest perk. free delivery to your auto.

CNBC has the details on Amazon's new delivery option.

With better package security being one of the main benefits touted of the service, a critical point of this service will be, effectively, whether customers can trust Amazon with the keys - and that's in terms of cybersecurity, trustworthiness of personnel, and system malfunctions. The trunk delivery service will work with same-day, two-day and standard shipping, according to the company.

Once Amazon is able to track Prime subscribers' cars, they can choose to have packages delivered to their auto.

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Amazon's FAQs about in-car delivery don't explain all the technical details of how delivery works, but CNN tech reporter Matt McFarland says Amazon Key In-Car uses a car's internet access to remotely open a customer's trunk. The app also provides notifications with the expected 4-hour delivery time window and notifies customers when the delivery is on its way and the package has been delivered. "When I returned home to my auto parked on a nearby street, the package was safely waiting for me", he concluded.

Amazon is now reportedly testing robots for inside your home, that move freely from room to room. "In-car delivery gives customers that same peace of mind and allows them to take the Amazon experience with them".

But Amazon In-Car Delivery is yet another innovation that requires turning over valuable personal information to total strangers, with no way to track or monitor what happens.

The service will be available for Prime members who own Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and Volvo-branded cars, with Amazon able to deliver packages inside its customer's parked vehicles at specific locations.

Amazon says more makes and models will become compatible "over time". The package will then be kept inside the boot of the auto and locked by the delivery agent.

Tushar Patel, CMO of Kibo, said his company's recent research showed that 76% of shoppers say their purchasing decisions are influenced by having multiple fulfillment options, with Amazon ahead of the curve in that department.


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