Amazon’s Photo on Delivery feature is available only in a few cities in the United States right now, and will presumably expand to more if the online retailer is pleased with the results. Amazon Prints: Prime members get unlimited, full-resolution photo storage, plus 5 GB video storage.All other customers get 5 GB photo and video storage. Securely store, print, and share photos and keep them close at hand on devices like Fire TV, Echo Show, and Amazon Fire tablets. Photo on delivery shows you that your package is safe on arrival. The photo shows the location of your package. Delivery photos may appear in Track your package in Your Orders. If you want to view a delivery photo, sign into your Amazon account. AMAZON delivery drivers are taking photos of your front door to confirm when a package has been delivered. The program is being 'quietly rolled out' according to latest reports, and seems to have.
Amazon’s latest feature allows customers to get photos of where their packages are left when they are not home. The Photo on Delivery feature is a great option because it lets you know where your package has been placed. The feature, which isn’t available everywhere yet, is probably something that many will also not like.
What Is It?
Amazon Photo Delivery
The Amazon Photo on Delivery feature gives customers the option to receive a picture of where their package has been left. The photo is shown on the shipment details through the website, letting customers know that the package has been delivered and if it’s on the right address.
The feature is currently available in a few US cities but it will probably be available for more in the future if it all goes well. Oh and the feature is only available for packages delivered by Amazon Logistics.
Before the feature, all Amazon showed was the shipment details such as the time and address where it was delivered. There was really no other way of knowing that the package had been left at the door.
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The feature may sound great to some but others may not be too happy that Amazon is taking pictures of the place they live. The online retailer does have an option to disable it but it doesn’t appear right away.
How To Disable
Those customers who have the option available in their cities can simply turn it off by clicking a button under the image. The button does not appear until you have received a package with a picture. The Don’t take delivery photos button appears right under the image.
Latest Feature and Program
The latest feature is another option that lets customers know that their package was left at the address when they were not there. It comes less than six months after the online retailer introduced the Amazon Key program, which lets delivery people drop off packages inside the customers home.
The program, which is available for Prime members, requires a security camera and a smart lock. The service debuted back in November, giving customers a new option to receive the packages when they’re not home. The camera and smart lock are available through Amazon.
What do you think about the new feature? Have you used Amazon Key yet? Let us know in the comments.
Not satisfied with tracking its warehouse workers using wearables, and making sure its Alexa virtual assistant has as wide a reach as possible, Amazon is pursuing a new way to get all up in people’s space. The company plans to take photographs of your front door. Smell a little dystopian in here to anyone else?
Over the last six months, and with little fanfare, Amazon introduced a program that asks delivery drivers to provide visual confirmation of a package’s safe arrival — that is, a photograph proving the order was dropped off, and where. The standard-issue delivery device and operating system were updated to make it easier for delivery drivers to snap a pic before heading off to their next destination.
Users can also access the images to confirm their package arrived safely – or to check where it ended up, in case your delivery driver took it upon themselves to hide it under a bush in your back garden. However customers can only see the photos by going to their order history, USA Today reports.
Amazon Picture Of Delivered Package
If an Amazon package is lost during the delivery process, or stolen from outside the recipient’s home, the photo gives customers extra proof, and Amazon would typically provide a replacement, free of charge. That’s a nice perk (though, to be fair, Amazon will usually do this anyway — a customer service feature some people have figured out how to make money from).
But there’s also a downside, if you care about privacy. Snaps of your front door end up on the Amazon servers where you can’t do anything about them.
Someone else might be able access them, however: hackers.
Granted, leaking your home address might not make you as vulnerable online as, say, leaks of your credit card number or passwords. But it’s still not exactly ideal. If photos of your front door are dumped on the internet for everyone to see, or take advantage of, you might be subject to scams or abuse, such as doxxing.
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And it’s happened to Amazon before. One hack of Amazon subsidiary Zappos in 2012 affected 24 million customers, according to a Las Vegas Sun article about a subsequent lawsuit against the company. “But the lawsuit says customers nevertheless have to worry now about being targeted by identify theft schemes or even ‘phishing,’ in which a criminal may pose as being with Zappos, set up a fake Zappos website and try to contact customers to gain their bank account numbers, login information or Social Security numbers,” the article reads.
Amazon Picture Delivery
Some Amazon customers might welcome getting a notification on their phone showing them their package is waiting on their doorstep. Others might find it to be an invasion of privacy, but remember we’re talking about a company that wants you to give them a set of keys to your house to make deliveries easier.
Amazon’s Photo on Delivery program is currently being tested in Oregon, Las Vegas, Indianapolis, Seattle, San Francisco, and the Northern Virginia metro areas. If you live in one of those places and you feel squeamish about the whole thing, you can opt out by clicking “Don’t take delivery photos” on the “Your Orders” page on the website. But you can only choose that after Amazon has delivered at least one parcel at your door — and snapped that first photo.
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