August Access will unlock your doors for in-home deliveries

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The same-day shipping and delivery market is bursting with companies that want to ensure your packages get to you incredibly fast. One of the newest entrants is August, the smart lock company that was acquired by Assa Abloy last year. At CES, August announced it's expanding its trial in-home delivery service called August Access through a partnership with Deliv, a last-mile delivery service that specializes in same-day delivery. Deliv currently serves more than 4,000 retailers across 1,400 cities in the US, allowing August to provide those retailers with Deliv same-day delivery and August Access in-home delivery.

Now, customers have the option to choose Deliv delivery service for their online orders from retailers including Macy's, PetSmart, and Best Buy. August Access customers with an August or Yale smart lock can opt for in-home delivery after they place their order. Once in-home delivery is authorized, August Access generates a one-time passcode for the Deliv employee delivering the order. Customers will be notified when the delivery is happening after the Deliv employee rings the home's doorbell and a notification is sent to the customer. If no one is home to receive the order, the Deliv employee can use the one-time passcode to enter the home and drop off the package.

August first tested this in-home delivery system with Walmart at the end of 2017. August sees the potential in offering customers same-day and in-home delivery from multiple retailers rather than only one, even if it is a giant like Walmart. Partnering with Deliv gives August a new group of retailers to potentially work with going forward.

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