Amazon India can now deliver your orders to your friendly neighbour, incase you won’t be available to pick it. Don’t worry, this won’t be a random neighbor who might steal your package, but some one you can trust and list while placing your order.

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This will certainly be helpful for nuclear families, where all adults have a job and aren’t always available through the day to pick orders or if you someone has an emergency situation and has to leave town at the last minute.

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Doorstep delivery isn’t cheap for Amazon and other retailers and the burden further increases if you miss your package and it has to be rerouted. Thus this will be a win win situation for both Amazon and consumers.

Reportedly, Amazon is also working on other means to make its delivery system more cost effective. A project codenamed ‘On my way’ aims at recruiting individuals in a society to deliver goods to nearby houses. There are several kinks to be worked out before things materialize.

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