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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.
Now, as long as you are rolling in a 2015 or newer Chevrolet, GMC, Buick or Cadillac with an active OnStar account or a 2015 or newer Volvo with active Volvo On Call system, you can opt for "In-Car" delivery at checkout and the company will place your order inside your vehicle. These connected services have been used to call for help when the vehicle is broken down or in an accident.
This also means that your delivery can be sent to any address on your account (home, office, friends house, family, etc). And a year ago, it introduced Amazon Key, which lets its couriers unlock customers' front doors and drop packages inside.
"With Amazon Key In-Car, we're fueling another convenient and secure way to get packages to our customers", Peter Larsen, Amazon's vice president of delivery technology, said in the statement.More news: Google parent Alphabet's first-quarter net profit rises to $9.4B
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Now Amazon can open our front doors and cars, too. Once this process is successfully completed, the vehicle is then unlocked.
Last week, I purchased a pack of D batteries on Amazon.com for $10.65.
Amazon, the king of shopping convenience, upped its delivery game Tuesday by launching in-car delivery for Prime members.
Amazon will provide a four hour delivery window to customers via the Amazon Key App along with notifications about when the delivery is made. Now the tech giant is hoping customers will give them similar access to their cars. Customers can track when their auto was unlocked and relocked in the App's activity feed, and rate their in-car delivery. The vehicle is unlocked from a remote control center, not by the person making the delivery, then locked again after it is closed. "I'm plenty comfortable having packages to my front door". I couldn't guarantee anyone would be around to take delivery of a package, but I could guarantee that a vehicle would be home. There are caveats, however, one of which is that it's only available in 37 cities and surrounding areas across the United States. The ability to have them sent to the trunk of her vehicle as opposed to her home meant that surprising her daughter would be a lot easier. The same goes for packages that have contents that have a value of $1,300 or more or if they're coming from a third-party seller.