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Business Insider reports that Amazon has “announced that its in-garage delivery program, Key for Garage, had become available for eligible customers in select cities.

“Eligible Amazon Prime members with the right equipment can now select ‘in-garage delivery’ at checkout. This follows Amazon's other Key delivery options: in-home delivery, which launched in 2017, and in-car delivery, which rolled out in 2018.

“They all work similarly. The delivery person uses an Amazon app to verify the package is for the recipient at that exact geolocation, and a door opens to allow brief access … Like other Key offerings, in-garage delivery requires specific equipment. Amazon partnered with Chamberlain Group, which manufactures garage doors openers under the brands LiftMaster and Chamberlain. Key uses the MyQ technology behind Chamberlain's WiFi-enabled garage-door openers … Customers with the compatible system need only download the MyQ and Amazon Key apps and link the two accounts.”
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