Amazon expands in-garage grocery delivery

Amazon has announced that it is expanding its in-garage grocery delivery services to Prime members across 5,000 US cities and towns.

The service enables Prime members to have their Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market groceries delivered inside their garages.

‘Key by Amazon’ was originally launched in five cities last November but is now available everywhere the company offers grocery delivery.

Users of the service can build a cart online like they would for any delivery order.

Customers compatible garage door opener or myQ Smart Garage Hub can connect the myQ app with Key, then simply select “Key Delivery” at checkout for no additional cost. They can use the Key by Amazon app or the Amazon mobile shopping app to be notified when their groceries arrive.

“Customers who tried Key In-Garage Grocery Delivery have loved the service, which is why we’re expanding it to everywhere Amazon offers grocery delivery,” said Pete Gerstberger, head of Key by Amazon. “As customers look for more convenience in their daily lives, we’re excited to deliver another service that not only helps them save time, but provides peace of mind knowing that tonight’s dinner is safe in their garage and out of the weather.”

The tech giant said that while customers have been relying on online grocery delivery due to the pandemic, it’s clear they will continue to use these services because of the convenience it provides.

Research commissioned by the technology company found that nearly 70 per cent of US citizens think grocery delivery is beneficial when they don’t have time for a trip to the grocery store.

Of the 54 per cent of Americans who highlighted convenience as the most important benefit of grocery delivery, 77 per cent reported saving time as a beneficial advantage.

“We’ve worked hard to bring the convenience of grocery delivery from Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market to even more Prime members, now reaching customers in more than 5,000 cities and towns,” said Stephenie Landry, vice president of grocery at Amazon. “I’m thrilled to offer customers Key In-Garage Grocery Delivery, and believe this expansion illustrates our commitment to continually innovate to make the experience of ordering groceries online even better for customers.”

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