Would you allow couriers to deliver to your car boot?
The quest to remove the pain points in ecommerce delivery continue. There are already a plethora of solutions and approaches on the table. Dropbox lockers at stations and supermarkets. Ir you can have you item delivered to a local shop so you can collect it later. There’s Click & Collect. Delivery within the hour. To name but a few.
But why shouldn’t your car act as a secure drop box for delivery companies? That’s the premise that Volvo are exploring. At the World Mobile Conference in Barcelona this week, Volvo has revealed their Roam Delivery service which would allow connected cars to act as delivery stations with drivers authorising couriers to access the boot of their car.
Sounds pretty far fetched to me. But according to an Internet Retailing report it has proved a popular idea in surveys and trials so far.