Convenient or creepy? Amazon Prime deliveries can now be made to the trunk of your car in 37 cities, including Philadelphia. The basic idea is to put a stop to packages being stolen off of stoops & porches.
It's called Amazon Key, and to use it you have to be a Prime member and own a 2015 or newer Chevy Buick, GMC or Cadillac and have an active OnStar account.
The Philly Voice outlines how it works:
First, download the Amazon Key App and link your Prime account to your car-service account. Then you can verify the zip code of your home or workplace to see if it's eligible for delivery. When you check-out on Amazon, just select the “In-Car” delivery method.
On delivery day, you’ll receive notifications via the Amazon Key App when it is on its way and when it has been delivered inside your vehicle. You can check in that app when the car has been unlocked and then re-locked, too.
I'm what you might call an enthusiastic and active Amazon Prime member, but I don't have a compatible car, so it's not an option for me right now. But if it was - yeah, I think I might just take advantage of it. I've had a couple packages stolen from my Manayunk porch.
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