Amazon Logistics Photo on Delivery being trialed in some US metro areas

If someone taking photos of your house while you're not at home makes you feel uneasy then this one may not be for you. For the past six months, Amazon has been trialing a new home delivery feature called 'Amazon Logistics Photo on Delivery'. This feature is only available when a package is being delivered by Amazon directly, not via third party couriers like UPS or FedEx.

The process is fairly simple, if Amazon delivers when you are not home they will take a photo of where the package has been placed and then you will receive that photo straight to your smartphone. This may work as a good middle ground between a simple email confirming delivery and Amazon's other trial service 'Amazon Key' which allows them to gain access to your home to leave your package safe and secure.

The service is currently being trialed in carefully chosen locations across the US, including San Francisco, Las Vegas, Seattle, Oregon, Indianapolis and North Virginia. Amazon has also provided the option to opt out of the service via their website.

While for some people receiving a photo showing your delivery tucked out of sight will be comforting, for others, it could show your new $400 smart speaker is going to be visible to the whole street for possibly many hours. However, convenience usually comes at a cost. How do you feel about the new feature? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Independent | Image via Executive Grapevine

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