Ships with compliant vehicles from Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and Volvo can have packages delivered straight to their cars.
Car shipping is available in 37 U.S. cities and surrounding areas, including Atlanta, Austin, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Seattle and Washington, D.C.—for customers with a compatible 2015 or newer model vehicle with an active onstar system or the Volvo on call account.
Amazon said that support for multiple brands and models of cars will be added to over time.
To get supplies, Prime members download Amazon app key and link their Amazon accounts with their auto service accounts. They do not need to buy and install Amazon key Home Kit for car shipping. After installation is complete, and place of delivery were registered, Amazon customers can choose the option in the car shipping at the checkout. On the day of delivery, the Amazon app allows customers to check if they are parked in the area of the delivery location and provides notification for example, if the delivery is on its way, and when the package was delivered. Customers can also track when their car was opened and closed in the application of feed and speed of delivery.
Amazon says it uses multiple levels of verification to ensure the security of these supplies.
“Every time a driver requests access to the customer’s vehicle, Amazon verifies that the driver is in the right place with the right package through the process of encrypting passwords,” the platform says. “Once this process is successfully completed, the vehicle is unlocked. Customers receive notification via the Amazon App key, after the delivery is completed and the car is locked”.
Volvo offers car shipping in Sweden and Switzerland, starting in 2015 for model year 2012 and later customers who have a valid Volvo on call subscription.
“Simplifying the experience for our customers is Central to digital vision for Volvo,” said Atif Rafiq, Director of digital technologies at Volvo cars. “Getting a package safely and securely in your car without the need to be there-we think many people will appreciate.”
Alan Batey, President of General Motors North America, said in a statement that the delivery of the car will be available in more than 7 million GM customers, calling it “another excellent example of how we use the embedded the connection in our vehicles to provide our customers with services that make their ownership experience more valuable.”
Key from Amazon, which was launched in November 2017, includes home delivery and Keyless entry for guests. It also eventually include access to suppliers in Amazon Home services, including housekeeping, handyman and yard services.