Amazon has announced that it will now deliver packages directly to your car
They totally should have released this before asking for access to your home.
First, Amazon just wanted to get you your stuff quickly. Then, they wanted access to your house. Now, with this latest news, the company wants access to your car.
Announced today, Amazon will offer in-car delivery to Prime members who own a GMC (including Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac) or Volvo in one of 37 states. Cars must be from 2015 to present and requires the users to have an active OnStar or Volvo on Call account on the vehicle to utilize these new features. People might have been pretty uncomfortable with the idea of your delivery person gaining access to your house, but for me personally, this is a much more realistic compromise that will almost certainly catch on with a larger group of users.
“We were really happy with the response to in-home delivery,” Peter Larsen, vice president of delivery technology at Amazon, told The Verge. “What we wanted to do — and it was part of the plan all along — is how we take that beyond the home.”
The service has been in beta for approximately the last six months in select areas of California and Washington to much acclaim, with plans to add additional car manufacturers to the stable over time. There has been no indication as to which manufactures Amazon has its sights on next.
Users of the service simply have to link their account to the Amazon Key App and park within two blocks of their shipping address. Once the delivery has been made, the doors will be locked again and you will get a notification informing you of your delivery. Bada bing, bada boom.
What do you think? Want Amazon to have access to your car or do you just prefer good, old-fashioned deliveries? You know, the free shipping-grocery shopping-same day deliveries – just like grandma used to have.