Amazon launches in-car delivery service
Amazon has announced that the Amazon Key service, which already enables in-home delivery and keyless guest access, now gives customers the option to receive deliveries inside their vehicle.
Prime members with compatible access also will be able to have their packages delivered to their car when parked in a publicly accessible area, the Seattle-based company said.
“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,” Peter Larsen, vice president of delivery technology at Amazon, said. “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.”
On delivery day, the Amazon Key app will allow customers to check if they have parked within range of the delivery location and provides notifications within the expected 4-hour delivery window.
In-car delivery is available to those with a compatible 2015 or newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicle with an active OnStar account, and with 2015 or newer Volvo vehicles with an active Volvo On Call account.
“Unlocking Amazon Key In-Car delivery for more than 7 million Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac owners is another great example of how we are leveraging the embedded connectivity in our vehicles to provide our customers with services that make their ownership experience more valuable,” Alan Batey, president of General Motors North America, said.
Multiple layers of verification are used in order to endure the security of in-car deliveries. Each time a delivery driver requests access to a customer’s vehicle, Amazon verifies that an authorized driver is at the right location with the correct package through an encrypted process. Once it has been successfully completed, the car is unlocked, and after delivery, the vehicle is relocked, the company said.
Amazon’s in-car delivery is now available for no extra cost to Prime members in 37 cities across the nation. The service is expected to roll out to other locations over time. Further information can be found on Amazon’s Key In-Car page.
LabCorp at Walgreens expands into Florida
On the heels of revealing a new pilot program to lower SKU counts per store, Walgreens and LabCorp have announced the expansion of the LabCorp at Walgreens into Florida. Ten new patient service centers will open within the Deerfield, Ill.-based retailer’s stores between April and May, with four locations serving the Gainesville market and two each in the Palm Beach, Pasco and Orlando areas.
These new locations join the previously announced Denver and North Carolina sites, which opened in 2017 and offers patients a secure, comfortable environment for specimen collection.
“We’ve had an outstanding experience with the six LabCorp at Walgreens locations that opened last year,” David P. King, LabCorp’s chairman and CEO, said. “Patients and physicians have responded enthusiastically to having access to lab testing in a high-quality health care setting. The success of those initial sites and the overwhelmingly positive market response caused us to make the decision to expand this initiative to Florida. The LabCorp at Walgreens partnership is a key pillar of our commitment to engage directly with consumers, supporting our mission to improve health and improve lives.”
The new Florida locations for LabCorp a Walgreens will be:
- 7520 W Newberry Road, Gainesville
- 2415 SW 75Th Street, Gainesville
- 3909 NW 13Th Street, Gainesville
- 15155 NW US Highway 441, Alachua
Pasco County area:
- 1841 Little Road, Trinity
- 5432 Little Road, New Port Richey
Palm Beach County area:
- 15055 Jog Road, Delray Beach
- 3003 Yamato Road, Boca Raton
- 2000 Howell Branch Road, Winter Park
- 7815 South U.S. Highway 17/92, Fern Park
“Our initial pilot locations with LabCorp have been well-received and demonstrate that customers appreciate a greater level of access to important health care services,” Nimesh Jhaveri, vice president of healthcare service at Walgreens, said. “The LabCorp at Walgreens centers are a strong complement to our core pharmacy services and expertise, and another way in which we’re working with partners to bring health care closer to our patients in the community.”
SLIDESHOW: NACDS Annual 2018 Monday – At the Cabanas
PALM BEACH, Fla. — Despite the threat of rain at the Breakers over the weekend, the Cabanas were busy with Strategic Exchange Appointments during the 2018 NACDS Annual Meeting.