Sept. 27, 2016
Amazon could be working on in-home package deliveries
Amazon’s delivery prowess is impressive; just today, it announced free Prime same-day delivery for my home city of Toronto, and the speed and consistency with which they hit their deadlines is astounding.
The news comes from a report at The Information, which highlights two companies working with retailers on technology that would allow delivery people temporary access when they’re making deliveries.
The companies are August, which makes connected locks that you can control from your smartphone, and Garageio, a startup that builds connected garage door openers.
Already, Amazon has been experimenting with delivery to the trunk of a car, which indicates it’s interested in how connected access can provided safe-drop locations for shipments.
Inside the front door or just inside the garage does seem like a logical next step.