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How Amazon Might Get Through Front Door

The days of having your Amazon packages stolen from outside your front door soon could be a thing of the past.

Two companies with ties to Amazon.com, smart lock maker August Home and web-connected garage door opener Garageio, are working on a way for delivery people to leave products inside the home when residents aren’t there. As Garageio co-founder and CEO Zachary Dziczkowski says, the company is vying for the “last 10 feet” of the logistics chain.

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“All of our research showed people were more likely to at least start with a secure delivery solution like we’re building with the garage,” Mr. Dziczkowski said. “The garage is sort of a safe zone. It is my house, but it isn’t my house. It’s a nice middle ground.”

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If inside-the-home delivery systems catch on in a big way, the winner of the market would have a software platform that leads directly into a user’s home.