Volvo In-Car Delivery Hailed As Salvation For Black Friday

Posted: Nov 24 2015, 12:26am CST | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

 
Volvo In-Car Delivery Hailed as Salvation for Black Friday

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The Swedish car maker unveiled the world's first in-car delivery. This is available now.

Swedish car maker Volvo announced today an in-car delivery service. They mean that literally. A delivery person will get one time access to your car to place your ordered items in the trunk. Volvo's in-car delivery service is a world's first and it is commercially available now in Gothenburg, Sweden's second largest city.

Volvo believes In-car Delivery is the solution to eradicate the unpleasant aspects of Holiday and Black Friday shopping.

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.

“Christmas is fun – but let’s be honest, it is also a busy time for most families. This service simply makes shopping easier,” said Björn Annwall, Senior Vice President for Marketing, Sales and Service at Volvo. “Volvo In-car Delivery provides concrete proof that connected car technologies can be used to save people time and make their lives easier.”

Volvo In-car Delivery is currently only available for Volvo drivers in Gothenburg who subscribe to the Volvo On Call service, but it will be introduced elsewhere in Sweden and to other countries in future. There will also be a wider range of goods available for In-car Delivery as Volvo joins forces with more companies in future.

Volvo has teamed 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.

There is a certain creepy aspect to the Volvo In-Car delivery. You let someone inside your car. You also do net let your UPS guy open your house and put the packages inside. I can see value for the service for people who live in the country side, but work in the city. While they are at their desk, their cars are packed up with the groceries they need at home.

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