Since it’s almost that special time of the year, everyone’s favorite Swedish car manufacturer has come up with a way to take some of the hassle out of holiday shopping.
Volvo has teamed up with PostNord, Lekmer.com and Mat.se in order to launch the world’s first commercially available in-car delivery service. These companies represent a leading communication and logistics supplier, a leading online toy and baby goods store and an online grocery retailer respectively.
By using this service, you can now have Christmas toys, gifts or even food and drinks delivered straight to your car. The reason why this truly is a service, is because it can spare you from struggling to find a parking space in a busy city center during the holidays, or having to put up with all the crowds of people trying to buy the same products as you.
The way Volvo’s In-Car Delivery works is through the use of a digital key, providing the delivery person a one-time access to your vehicle. After you order something online, you receive a notification on your smartphone that the goods have been delivered to your car and all you have to do is drive home with them in your trunk.
The only downside, if we could call it that, is that the service is currently only available for Volvo drivers in Gothenburg who subscribe to Volvo On Call. However, we will see an expansion sometime in the future, both in Sweden as well as to other countries. And since Volvo will join forces with more companies in the future, there will also be a wider range of available goods you can purchase.
“Christmas is fun – but let’s be honest, it is also a busy time for most families. This service simply makes shopping easier. Volvo In-car Delivery provides concrete proof that connected car technologies can be used to save people time and make their lives easier,” said Björn Annwall, Senior Vice President for Marketing, Sales and Service.
Also, since people spend most of their time at work during the day, this service basically helps them free up their entire evening.