Amazon wants to make sure that you get those packages in the most convenient way possible. They have their standard mail delivery, where they leave your packages on the doorstep and you hope that it’s still there when you get home.
Recently, they added a new offering to combat this problem, Amazon Key, which lets drivers enter your home and leave your packages there. But that introduced a whole lot of security concerns, because you’re letting a random delivery guy into your house unsupervised.
Now, Bezos and crew have introduced a new delivery option that’s pretty ingenious. It’s called Amazon Key In-Car Delivery, and as the name suggests, it allows Amazon to deliver their wares right into your car’s trunk. How crazy is that?!
Effective now, over seven million owners of eligible Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and Volvo vehicles in the United States can enjoy the convenience of having Amazon packages delivered inside of their vehicle using Amazon Key. There’s no extra cost for Amazon Prime members with an active OnStar / On Call account, and this service is currently available in 37 U.S. cities and surrounding areas. More cities will follow, if this proves to be a popular service.
So what do the car manufacturers get out of this? Simple. It’s added value to owning these car models. And one more reason for owners to keep paying for OnStar after the trial period ends. And Amazon gets to ship fast, having yet another option. Naturally, they hope that you order more and more often because of this.
With Amazon Key In-Car Delivery, packages can be delivered to a vehicle when it’s parked in any publicly accessible area, whether on the street, at your workplace surface parking lot or in your driveway. Delivery is available on tens of millions of items sold on Amazon.com. So most of the things that you order already. It works with Same Day, Two-Day and Standard Shipping.
All you have to do is download the Amazon Key App and opt-in to link up your Amazon and OnStar accounts. Once that’s complete and the delivery location has been registered, you can shop on Amazon.com and select the “In-Car” delivery option at checkout.
Finally, a reason to be excited about some extra junk in your trunk. 🙂