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Amazon’s storage grocery supply service expands to over 5,000 U.S. cities


Apr 27, 2021

Amazon on Tuesday expanded its service that lets supply individuals enter your storage and depart groceries ordered from Recent and Entire Meals.


Amazon is increasing its service that lets supply individuals drop off groceries inside your storage.

The corporate introduced Tuesday that the service is now accessible for all Prime members the place grocery supply is offered, or greater than 5,000 cities throughout the U.S. Till now, some Prime members might get Amazon Recent orders and Entire Meals deliveries dropped off of their storage, however provided that they lived in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Seattle.

The providing is part of Amazon Key, the corporate’s array of providers that allow supply drivers to depart packages in garages, houses, vehicles and companies.

Shoppers must buy further {hardware} with the intention to get packages or groceries dropped off inside their residence or storage. In-home supply requires a sensible lock and a digital camera, whereas in-garage supply requires a sensible storage door opener.

Amazon has pitched these providers to Prime members as a approach to hold their groceries or packages secure from climate, harm and theft. The providers have additionally raised issues across the prospect of giving a stranger entry (albeit, restricted entry) to your property or storage.

Different retailers have experimented with the mannequin, like Walmart, which in January started testing grocery deliveries to a sensible cooler on or close to buyers’ doorsteps.

Amazon is increasing in-garage grocery supply because the coronavirus pandemic has pushed extra shoppers to check out ordering meals and groceries on-line. The corporate’s on-line grocery gross sales tripled yr over yr within the second quarter of 2020 and continued to speed up within the second half of final yr.