Amazon makes its garage deliveries available in all areas where it provides grocery deliveries. The online retailer announced today that it is expanding the Key by Amazon option to more than 5,000 U.S. cities and towns. Until now, grocery deliveries have been limited to Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle under a pilot program.
Formerly known as Amazon Key, the Prime membership benefit allows couriers to enter homes or garages equipped with compatible locks and cameras to drop off packages. Amazon launched the service in 2017 to solve the porch hack and provide an extra layer of convenience for customers who couldn’t be home to receive a delivery. Since its introduction, Amazon has added key support for in-car deliveries and brought the service to businesses.
The latest expansion allows Prime members to have their Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods orders delivered to their garages. You will need a myQ smart garage door opener, sold by Amazon, and the accompanying app to let the mail in. And, for added security, you can also view videos of your delivery using an Amazon-owned Ring or Liftmaster smart camera. Smart Garage Camera.
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