Amazon’s new home delivery service is being met with a great deal of skepticism.
The company announced Amazon Key, a special lock that would allow deliveries inside of a customer’s home, in a Wednesday press release. Amazon Prime members can purchase an Amazon Key In-Home Kit, which starts at $249.99, which includes an Amazon Cloud Cam and a smart lock compatible with the new service.
Amazon Key not only offers in-home deliveries, but also in-home services, such as cleaning and pet-sitting. Customers can use the Amazon Cloud Cam to watch the entries into their home.
And while the service sounds cool enough to some, others were quick to share their hangups.
*Calls Customer Service*
Hi. I used the Amazon Key service and now my Xbox is missing. Also, they let my cat out. I’d like to cancel.
— 𝓚𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓷 𝓟𝓵𝓪𝓷𝓽𝔃 (@KevinPlantz) October 25, 2017
I can't imagine there were a lot of women (or perhaps any) on the team that came up with Amazon Key. Good lord.
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️⚧️🇺🇦 (@cmclymer) October 25, 2017
The new season of Dateline is brought to you by Amazon Key – bringing stalkers and victims together in a hip new way.
— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) October 25, 2017
Me, greeting an Amazon Key courier pic.twitter.com/ZYBhv0AV3K
— Alex Zalben (@azalben) October 25, 2017
— Brad Heath (@bradheath) October 25, 2017
Others are wondering how far the company is going to take its innovation.
AMAZON RENDER IS A NEW SERVICE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO REVIEW YOUR FELLOW HUMANS, AND WHEN THEY DROP TO TWO STARS OR BELOW, TURN THEM INTO FOOD FOR YOUR FAMILY
You'll need a new Oculus Implant and a standard-issue sausage grinder
— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) October 25, 2017
The challenge in 5 years will be preventing your Google home from launching countermeasures when the Amazon drone opens the door to deliver
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) October 25, 2017