What do YOU think of this: A Deliverer Entering Person’s Home OK? Amazon believes many of its customers will love this practice. And that they will pay for it. But, critics say most people won’t want a stranger in their home if they are away.
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People feel OK if home for deliveries and with packages left at their door. But, will they leave a key for a deliverer to enter their home?
Amazon Key: A New Form of Delivery
Powerhouse Amazon believes its new in-home delivery will be a big hit:
“Amazon Key is an exclusive service for Prime members. It radically improves the convenience of receiving deliveries. And it allows in-home delivery and secure home access for guests and others. Find out at https://www.amazon.com/key.”
Check out the video overview of Amazon Key.
And Amazon sees a bright future for this service. Look at the pricing strategy:
“Amazon Key works for for Prime members in select cities and surrounding areas. To get started, purchase the Amazon Key In-Home Kit, starting at $249.99. The kit includes Amazon’s indoor cloud camera and a smart lock.”
“As a Prime member, get Amazon packages delivered inside your front door. Plus, grant access to the people you trust. Such as your family, friends, dog walker, or house cleaner. No leaving a key under the mat.”
Amazon’s confidence springs from the huge number of Prime Members. And that number grows each year. And each quarter.
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Is a Deliverer Entering Person’s Home OK?
To date, it seems most things Amazon touches turn to gold. But, will this be the exception? Would YOU subscribe to Amazon Key?
First, a lot of shoppers may find $249.99 pricey for the in-home kit. Second, Amazon does not yet know if shoppers trust in-home delivery.
“Amazon, Walmart, and shippers seek ways to get items past customers’ front doors. Their latest strategy — to drop packages inside homes. Or, for groceries, inside fridges. But consumers haven’t bought into the concept. Yet. In a Recode survey, 5% of Prime users say they will definitely buy it. Yet, 58% definitely won’t.”
“The percent who’d buy was similar whether or not a person used Prime.”