Tech giant, Amazon has launched a new service that delivers packages to the trunk of cars for free. This service will allow Amazon customers remotely allow delivery people to access their vehicles and drop packages into their trunks even in their absence. The company is launching this new service in partnership with two major auto makers which are General Motors and Volvo, and will be rolling out in 37 cities in the USA.
To start out, the service will only be available to Amazon Prime subscribers. It's only limited to owners of GM and Volvo vehicles, model year 2015 or newer. Amazon says it plans to add more automobile brands overtime. The only limitations here are that the package can't weigh more than 50 Pounds, can't exceed 26x21x16 inches in size and the value can't be more than $1300. Unsurprisingly, if the items are fulfilled by a third party seller it won't be delivered either.
The procedure is similarly straightforward. When an in-car delivery pops up as part of the delivery schedule, the Amazon app for drivers will locate the car and give the driver directions to it. Then the driver scans the package, swipes to unlock, waits for the trunk to open, drops off the packages and swipe again to lock the car. The app will keep you posted as the delivery happens and you can always check when the car was locked and unlocked again, too.
Amazon's new in car delivery is available now. If you're interested in finding out whether you qualify for the program, Amazon has a handy tool on its key page to help you out. Check it out here