Amazon announced Amazon Key last year, the service that allows Amazon’s delivery drivers to access your home and place packages inside, instead of leaving them on the porch. While most people seemed to recognize Amazon Key’s usefulness, it seems many others couldn’t get over the idea of letting a stranger into their home to drop off a package. That’s totally understandable, so no judgement coming from me.
Following this trend where Amazon wants access to all of your stuff, Amazon Key is taking it a step past your house, asking folks to now give the company access to their vehicles for delivering packages straight to cars.
As an example, let’s say you’re at work, but really need something delivered and waiting for you in the car. Well, Amazon Key can now make that happen, so long as you have a compatible vehicle and live in a supported city.
To walk you through the experience, you link your existing Amazon account with the Amazon Key app. Then you will shop Amazon normally, but at checkout, you’ll select the In-Car delivery option. Whether you’re at home with the kiddo napping or you want your car to be an Amazon Locker of sorts while at work, the delivery person will gain access to your vehicle via an encrypted authentication process. Customers will receive a notification once the delivery has been made and the vehicle has been relocked.
According to Amazon, in-car delivery is available to Prime members with a compatible 2015 or newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, or Cadillac vehicle with an active OnStar account, as well as customers with a 2015 or newer Volvo vehicle with an active Volvo On Call account. As detailed, support for even more vehicle makes and models will be added over time.
If you want to check availability in your area and eligibility for your vehicle, click here.