Not too long ago, Audi launched a pilot program to test some waters for convenience by teaming up with DHL and Amazon to offer delivery service to your car in select countries in Europe. Sounds pretty neat to arrive at your car, only to find a package you’ve been waiting for already delivered in the trunk.
Now, Volvo’s trying the same in Sweden only, in partnership with the country’s national postal service, PostNord, where Volvo owner sin Gothenburg can have their packages delivered to their car instead of their place of residence.
Unlike Audi’s program, who works with DHL, a global parcel delivery company, Volvo’s pilot program is reasonably limited to those within the city’s confines only. Nonetheless, it’s their attempt to see how such a service plays out.
As we said before, it sounds like a neat convenience option, that is if you’re comfortable with your deliveryman accessing your car while you’re away.
Volvo has plans to expand the service to other cities in Sweden.
Check out the promo video below.
Volvo lets you have your Christmas shopping delivered directly to your car
With just days to go before Black Friday and Cyber Monday – the busiest online shopping days of the Christmas season – Sweden’s Volvo Cars has unveiled a brand new way to take some of the hassle out Christmas shopping.
The premium car maker has launched the world’s first commercially available in-car delivery service by teaming up with PostNord, the Nordic region’s leading communication and logistics supplier, Lekmer.com, the leading Nordic online toy and baby goods store, and Mat.se, a Swedish online grocery retailer, to have Christmas toys, gifts, food and drinks delivered to its cars.
Volvo In-car Delivery promises to bring some of the cheer back to Christmas by eradicating the more unpleasant aspects of seasonal shopping such as a desperate search for parking space in a busy city centre, crowds of stressed people and the disappointment of missed deliveries.
The Volvo In-car Delivery works by means of a digital key, which is used to gain one-time access to your vehicle. Owners simply order the goods online, receive a notification that the goods have been delivered and then just drive home with them.
– By: Chris Chin