Many consumers love having more choice in their shopping and then not having to go to a retailer to pick up their purchases, thanks to the Amazon culture of shopping at your computer and having it delivered, even when there isn’t anybody at home to receive the delivery.
What could be more convenient? What about getting purchases delivered to your car? General Motors customers in 37 US cities now have the option of getting Amazon purchases delivered directly to their vehicle trunks.
“Partnering with Amazon to leverage our embedded in-vehicle connectivity gives Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac owners the option to conveniently receive deliveries inside their vehicle parked at home, work or near other locations in their Amazon address book,” said Alan Batey, President, General Motors North America. “This is another example of how we provide customers with technologies that add value and enhance the ownership experience.”
Called Amazon Key In-Car Delivery, the service is offered as added value to Amazon Prime members who have an OnStar account and can choose to have packages delivered into their vehicles, provided they’re in an accessible location (such as an office building surface parking lot, but not in an underground garage). The delivery works with Same Day, 2-Day or Standard Shipping.
The service requires 2015 model year or newer vehicles and the Amazon Key mobile app, with which customers can like their Amazon and OnStar accounts. Then there is just the need to register the delivery location as a delivery address and when it’s time to check out, choosing the “In-Car” delivery option. Users get a notification via the app when the delivery is beginning and when it’s completed and the car is relocked.
Interested OnStar users can get more information on Amazon Key In-Car Delivery at www.amazon.com/keyincar, and can check into coverage and system limitations at onstar.com.