Since Amazon Prime, Amazon has added a series of new options to make delivery faster and more convenient for its customers. Not long ago, we heard of the drones Amazon was using to drop off packages in customers’ backyards. The latest announcement by Amazon is that they will operate an in-home delivery service, which has had mixed responses. The new service will be available in the US from November 8th in 37 different locations, and it’s only open to Prime customers. Read on to find out more:
Amazon Prime lets you get same-day delivery and some purchases can even be dropped off in 1-2 hours. If customers won’t be home when their package arrives, they can ask for it to be sent to one of the Amazon lockers in their local convenience store. Looking for something even more convenient? Amazon’s got you! The latest idea Amazon have come up with is dropping off packages safely inside the homes of their customers. Yes, you read right.
The novel service is called Amazon key, and works with Amazon’s new Cloud Cam and the compatible smart lock. Here’s how it works:
- The Amazon courier arrives with your package for in-home delivery, scans the barcode and sends a request to Amazon’s cloud with a feature called Unlock.
- Amazon then carries out a check to ensure it’s the right person trying to enter your home, and to the right address.
- This lets the courier in and the drop-off footage is recorded for you to see.
- Amazon will keep access codes secure from staff, and your home will need to be securely locked until they are able to access the next one.
It’s not only a delivery service that Amazon Key proposes. Want your home cleaned while you’re away? Amazon Key is offering a home service deal too, along with live camera footage so you can always see what’s going on. It’s definitely an intriguing concept but there will evidently be a lot of concerns for customers to weigh out before splurging on the service.
Peter Larsen, Vice President of Delivery Technology, Amazon, says: “Amazon Key gives customers peace of mind knowing their orders have been safely delivered to their homes and are waiting for them when they walk through their doors.”
Would you let Amazon deliver inside your home? We’re interested to see how popular the Amazon key service is, especially as most may find it intrusive, and you’ll have to fork out $249.99 for the Amazon Cloud Cam key for it to work.
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