Amazon to launch new in-home delivery service

Logistics Uncategorized

LBR Staff Writer
Published 27 October 2017

Amazon is set to launch new in-home delivery service for its Prime members, as part of its efforts to improve the convenience of receiving deliveries.

Amazon Key is a new service developed for in-home delivery and secure home access for guests and service appointments.

Initially, the service will be provided in 37 cities and surrounding areas across the US and later will be expanded to other regions.

The service will be used to deliver millions of items sold on Amazon.com at no extra cost for Prime members.

Amazon Key will work with same-day, one-day, two-day and standard shipping, said the company.

Customers can track their delivery with real-time notifications by using the Amazon Key app.

Amazon will also verify whether the correct driver is at the right address through an encrypted authentication process.

Prime members will be provided with Amazon Key in-home hit, including Amazon Cloud Cam and smart locks from Yale and Kwikset.

Amazon Key will also offer customers with easy and convenient professional service scheduling with multiple providers in the coming months. It will integrate with various service brands such as Merry Maids a.

Amazon delivery technology vice president Peter Larsen said: “Amazon Key gives customers peace of mind knowing their orders have been safely delivered to their homes and are waiting for them when they walk through their doors.

“Now, Prime members can select in-home delivery and conveniently see their packages being delivered right from their mobile phones.”


Image: Amazon to provide new in-home delivery service for Prime members. Photo: courtesy of Amazon.com, Inc.

Importing and managing the logistics of your precious freight is no easy task. Compliance to U.S. Customs & Border Patrol is essential to your cargo clearing customs. Use a freight forwarder to lower your chances of having shipment delays and to oversee all of your international freight logistics. Contact a customs broker to file your ISF and issue any pre-alerts to avoid penalties and delays, and arrange your ocean freight and imports customs clearance.