Not at home? Amazon wants to come in and drop off packages

Amazon's latest delivery option will allow for in-home delivery. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@FantasticMrNate) has the story.

NEW YORK (AP) - Would you let a stranger in your house to drop off a package? Amazon hopes so.

The online retailer will launch a service next month called Amazon Key that would allow delivery people walk into your home to drop off a box when you're not there.

Those that want the service would first have to buy a camera and a Wi-Fi connected lock from the Seattle company that starts at $250. Shoppers can then select in-home delivery on the Amazon app. When the delivery person shows up, the camera starts recording and the door unlocks.

Rival Walmart is currently testing a similar service in California's Silicon Valley, which lets delivery people drop off packages.

Amazon.com Inc. says its service will be available in 37 cities, including Portland and Seattle, on Nov. 8.

Related: Amazon gets 238 bids for second headquarters

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