According to this report from CNBC, Amazon is trying to figure out a way to quickly deliver your packages, without them getting stolen.
Amazon is exploring ways to deliver items to your auto trunk and the inside of your home. This could potentially let drivers drop off online grocery purchases directly to customer's refrigerators, similar to what Walmart is doing with smart doorbell maker August.
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Amazon is also testing its own delivery service that intends to make more products available for free two-day delivery. But more recently, it's interested in ensuring deliveries actually arrive at their final destinations.
According to August, a company that makes one of the aforementioned doorbell and lock combos, 11 million people in the U.S. had a package stolen past year. This is not only a headache for customers but costs retailers like Amazon money in replacement orders. (AMZN) is looking at ways to solve problems related to unattended delivery by considering delivering items directly to a customer's house or auto. Amazon also has an incentive to reduce the number of lost packages, as they can be costly.