Fleet News

Volvo’s Amazon partnership enables designated vehicle delivery

Volvo aims to solve the hassle of customers waiting in for a courier delivery by turning its cars into safes.

Through a partnership with Amazon, Volvo drivers in the Nordic countries, Switzerland and USA will be able to designate their car as the delivery address for online shopping.

The system only works with newer, connected Volvos, syncing the Amazon Key app with the Volvo On Call account. Drivers expecting a delivery simply park at their delivery address, either home or work.

The courier driver will be able to unlock the car boot via the app, leave the consignment and relock the car, automatically sending a notification to the customer.

It’s an unsigned delivery so there is only the courier’s word that the parcel was left in the boot, much the same as any unsigned package left in a ‘safe location’ designated by the customer.

“Receiving a package securely and reliably in your car, without you having to be there, is something we think many people will appreciate,” said Atif Rafiq, chief digital officer at Volvo Cars.

“This mix of car and commerce is starting the next wave of innovation and we intend to be at the forefront.”

Click here for autonomous fleet best practice and procurement insight

Login to comment


No comments have been made yet.

Related content

Compare costs of your company cars

Looking to acquire new vehicles? Check how much they'll cost to run with our Car Running Cost calculator.

What is your BIK car tax liability?

The Fleet News car tax calculator lets you work out tax costs for both employer and employee