Volvo Cars will offer a new service that promises In-car Delivery of your online shopping in under two hours.
The ground-breaking collaboration with Swedish start-up urb-it will enable Volvo Cars to expand its In-car Delivery Service.
The In-car Delivery service turns the Volvo into a delivery location that is opened with a one-time digital key to the delivery person, which should stop delivery failures.
urb-it’s real-time delivery service ensures delivery with within two hours of clicking the buy button on a smartphone. The Swedish start-up employs students and other part-time workers who get paid per delivery and uses geo-location and availability to choose your personal urber, as the delivery people are known.
Each urber is strictly vetted by urb-it to ensure a high-class service and traceability. You always know the name of the individual urber that is delivering your shopping. Once the urber receives the order on their mobile device they collect the items at the shop by presenting the special order code. They then take the package and deliver it directly to the car in under two hours.
Volvo Cars launched In-car Delivery commercially on Black Friday 2015 together with Sweden’s largest distribution company and an online food store. The premium car maker is now offering a range of connected car services to its customers in select markets using its digital key technology which allows Volvo owners to grant one-time access to their cars for In-car Delivery purposes. Volvo Cars is working toward expanding this range of services to its customers around the globe.
Volvo Cars is adding urb-it to its In-car Delivery services in Stockholm City for an initial trial period during 2016. Availability to Volvo owners will increase as the urb-it service expands to several European cities this year and over 200 cities worldwide by 2025.