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Amazon launches in-garage grocery delivery

Amazon launches in-garage grocery delivery

Amazon announced yesterday that it plans to expand its contactless Key In-Garage Delivery service and add grocery to the mix. The service allows Prime members to have their Whole Foods or Amazon Fresh online delivery orders placed in their garage.

The program first launched without grocery in 50 cities last year, allowing Prime members with Chamberlain Group myQ smart garage door openers to receive packages in their garage. Customers could link their myQ app with Key, then click on “Free In-Garage Delivery” at Amazon.com’s checkout.

Grocery delivery through the service has launched in select areas of Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle, and Amazon plans to expand the in-garage grocery service to more than 4,000 U.S. cities.

Here’s how it works. Packages and/or groceries are brought by a delivery professional, and customers get an alert on their Key by Amazon app or Amazon mobile shopping app. Customers can see a video of the delivery by using a compatible Ring smart home camera or a LiftMaster Smart Garage Camera powered by myQ (subscription required).

Philadelphia is on the list of new cities where customers can use the service. Amazon said that for a limited time, new customers can get $30 in credits after their first in-garage delivery.