Finally, Amazon is cutting down on the annoying lag time between when you order a $7 iPhone auxiliary cord and when it ends up in your car.
The tech giant announced on Tuesday millions of Amazon Prime members can now have their packages delivered straight to their car at no additional charge. The service is an extension of Amazon Key, which the company launched last fall, allowing couriers to drop-off packages inside your house.
Here’s how it works: Amazon customers download its Key app, and link to their accounts. The company has inked deals with Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and Volvo to pair with the service, so users can sync their car accounts with their Amazon accounts to set up delivery. Once connected, customers can select the in-car option. That’s it. For now, it’s only available to customers with GM’s OnStar or Volvo’s on Call services, and cars made in 2015 or later.
“Since launching Amazon Key last November, we’ve safely delivered everything from cameras to collectible coins inside the home. Customers have also told us they love features like keyless guest access and being able to monitor their front door from anywhere with the Amazon Key App,” said Peter Larsen, Amazon’s VP of Delivery Technology, in a statement. “In-car delivery gives customers that same peace of mind and allows them to take the Amazon experience with them. And, with no additional hardware or devices required, customers can start ordering in-car delivery today.”
The company has been testing the service for six months. It’s rolling out in 37 cities to start, although the company didn’t mention which ones specifically.
Between delivering packages inside your home, your car, and Alexa’s ubiquity, Amazon wants to be by your side 24/7.