Love the convenience of online shopping, but hate the hassle of having goods delivered to your door? Volvo has created a solution to help you minimise your contact with other human beings.
Okay - that’s not what it’s actually for, but Volvo owners living in Gothenburg, Sweden, can now have their online purchases delivered directly to their car via PostNord, Sweden and Denmark’s combined postal carrier.
By using a single-use online access code, delivery drivers will be able to leave ordered items in a customer's car, without the need to disturb customers and ensuring correct delivery every time.
Two online trailers have joined the program to begin with, grocery retailer Mat.se and childrens' goods-seller Lekmer.se, ready to take advantage of the pre-Christmas rush.
"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."
The delivery service will initially be launched in Gothenburg to subscribers of Volvo's On Call services, before spreading to other sites in Sweden, and then the rest of Europe, with more retailers to be added over time.