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Besides the convenience factor, innovative delivery techniques are being pursued by e-commerce giants due to the persistent problem of theft of unattended parcels. Per a report from CNBC, car-owners with Phrame-a smart device that is installed around a car's license plate-would be able to grant temporary access to delivery drivers remotely via their phone with a one-time access code.
Amazon is also reportedly developing a smart doorbell. The box is accessible through an app and the auto owner can give key permission to others like delivery drivers.
Amazon is working with a company called Phrame, which makes license-plate frames for automobiles that contained a locked compartment to store vehicle keys.
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Amazon has nearly perfected speedy delivery to your home. Amazon might also use the doorbells as a free or discounted gift to Prime customers, driving subscriptions and giving the company's most loyal shoppers even more incentive to make more purchases.
The company is calling the project "Seller Flex" and plans to began on a trial basis this year in West Coast states with a broader roll-out planned in 2018.
Walmart is partnering with August Home, a provider of smart locks and smart-home accessories, to test the service in Silicon Valley.
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