With Christmas approaching, Volvo has announced a brand-new way to take the hassle out of festive shopping.
The manufacturer has launched the world's first commercially available in-car delivery service by teaming up with PostNord, the Nordic region's leading communication and logistics supplier; Lekmer.com, the leading Nordic online toy and baby goods store; and Mat.se, a Swedish online grocery retailer, to have Christmas toys, presents, food and drinks delivered to its cars.
Volvo In-car Delivery aims to eliminate the downsides of Christmas shopping, such as searching for a parking space in a city centre, crowds of stressed shoppers, and the inconvenience of missed deliveries.
The service is extremely straight-forward. Volvo owners simply choose the In-car Delivery option at the online checkout when they buy their gifts, food, drinks or other packages.
The system uses a digital key to work, which is used to gain one-time access to your vehicle. Owners simply order the goods online, receive a notification when the goods have been delivered and then just drive home with them.
Bjorn Annwall, Senior Vice President for Marketing, Sales and Service at Volvo, said: "Christmas is fun but let's be honest, it is also a busy time for most families. This service simply makes shopping easier. Volvo In-car Delivery provides concrete proof that connected car technologies can be used to save people time and make their lives easier."
Volvo's In-car Delivery is currently available in Gothenburg for Volvo drivers who subscribe to the Volvo On Call service, but it will be introduced elsewhere in Sweden and to other countries in future.