Amazon has announced plans to expand its Key In-Garage delivery service to Prime members in more than 4,000 cities and towns in the US.
Prime customers in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston and Houston will be able to have their packages delivered to their garage, as Amazon looks to expand the last-mile service.
Key by Amazon will also enable grocery orders for Prime members from Whole Foods or Amazon Fresh to be delivered and secured inside their garage.
“Customers tell us they appreciate the convenience and peace of mind that in-garage delivery offers, and we’re happy to expand the service to thousands of additional cities,” Amazon head of key Pete Gerstberger said.
“With this latest expansion, Amazon customers in thousands of big cities and small towns across the U.S. can now enjoy another Prime benefit with convenient, contactless deliveries right in their garage, all backed by the Key by Amazon Happiness Guarantee,” Gerstberger added.
Key In-Garage Delivery lets eligible Prime members with a myQ smart garage door opener receive packages securely inside their garage.
Once they link their myQ app with Key, customers are told to select a an “In-Garage Delivery” option at checkout.
Amazon says packages are then dropped off at the customer’s garage by a delivery service professional, and shoppers can use the Key by Amazon app or the Amazon mobile shopping app to be notified when their package is delivered.
Grocery deliveries will also now trial the in-garage system, with Prime customers in select areas of Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle able to test out the service.