The shipping giant Amazon wants to make the delivery process more secure. From now on, a one-time password is required for the delivery of parcels, which is requested by the parcel carrier.
• Amazon introduces password for parcel deliveries
• Password only for more expensive deliveries
• In addition: Test of new express delivery
One-time password for Amazon deliveries
For more expensive deliveries, Amazon wants to design the shipping process a little differently with immediate effect in order to ensure more security when delivering parcels, as GIGA reports. If the delivery is carried out by an Amazon driver, he will need a password specially issued for the delivery in question. More precisely, it is a six-digit code that the recipient receives from Amazon during shipping. Alternatively, the code can also be viewed via the “My Orders” menu on your own Amazon account. In order to be able to receive the parcel, the customer has to read the one-time password out to the deliverer when it is handed over, who then cross-checks the code using his Amazon delivery app, as PC-Welt explains. (Also Read: Will Google remove the snapshot feature?)
Password only when ordering valuable items
This password query is only required for larger deliveries with a high order value. For small deliveries, Amazon will not use code authentication in the future either. Amazon has not disclosed exactly where the value limit is. In addition, the password is only used if the delivery person is an Amazon parcel carrier. For this reason, other shipping services such as DHL and Hermes do not require a password to receive parcels.
If you want to have your parcel received by a third person, the one-time password can also be passed on to neighbors or friends, for example. However, Amazon warns its customers not to give the code to the driver over the phone. According to Computer Bild, this is due to the fact that the password method is only used when ordering expensive items. (Must Read: Bitcoin (BTC) Price Forecast: Week ends in the red)
Amazon is testing new express delivery
In addition to password-based delivery, Amazon is also testing a new express delivery service, as reported by GIGA. Unlike Amazon Evening Express, this does not guarantee delivery on the same day, but it does provide specific information about the planned delivery of the parcel. As a customer, you are told that the delivery will arrive “by 7 pm today” or “by 12 pm tomorrow”. Amazon does not currently offer this option across the board. According to Computer Bild, however, they are continuously working on innovations to offer customers more convenience and a variety of ways in which they can receive their deliveries. (More News: Bitcoin (BTC) requires more precise regulation, says Cathie Wood, director of Ark Invest)