Why Amazon is sending you pictures of your front porch
By Elizabeth Weise | USATODAY Published 5:00 a.m. ET Feb. 28, 2018 | Updated 1:00 p.m. ET March 5, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — Have you suddenly started getting porch snapshots from your Amazon delivery person? You’re not alone.
Amazon has been quietly expanding a program over the past few months in which some of its delivery providers take a picture of where they put your package. The photo is included in the notice of delivery received by shoppers so they know when it arrived and where to look for it.
The new service helps with a common customer pain point when getting deliveries at home — finding where a package was left while they’re at work, especially if it was tucked behind a bush or flower pot to make it less visible to would-be thieves. It also has the advantage of forcing drivers to prove that they’ve indeed brought the package to a customer’s address…
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