Amazon, which last unveiled a concept that allows delivery people to unlock your front door, is now testing a feature that will see deliveries photographed on your front porch.
According to USA Today, Amazon has for sixth months been photographing some deliveries and sending the pictures to recipients, to better inform customers of where their packages are. The endeavor comes as Amazon expands its Amazon Logistics Photo On Delivery service, which aims to help people avoid having their packages stolen, and to prevent any other confusion that may arise while trying to locate a delivery. To see the photo, customers log on to the Your Orders section of the website or through a delivery notification in the app.
"Amazon is constantly investing and innovating on behalf of our customers. Amazon Logistics Photo On Delivery provides visual delivery confirmation — it shows customers that their package was safely delivered and where, and it's one of many delivery innovations we're working on to improve convenience for customers," Kristen Kish, an Amazon spokeswoman said in a statement.
While it's largely been a quiet feature, the photo confirmation is a now baked into the Amazon mobile app, so drivers working for Amazon's Logistics delivery service can send photos. Drivers delivering packages through UPS, FedEx, and the USPS aren't Amazon employees, and therefore won't be sending porch photos to customers.
Courtesy of The Verge, we learn what the notification looks like: