Amazon has also introduced in Italy an additional form of security for the delivery of the most expensive products, present on the e-commerce platform.
This is the “safe delivery”, ie the need for the customer to show the delivery man a disposable code, received immediately after the purchase on his e-mail address, under penalty of being unable to collect the package. “A one-time password adds a second level of security to deliveries – explains Amazon – We will send a six-digit numeric password to the email address associated with the account after shipping the item.” The operation is simple: instead of simply leaving the package in front of the recipient’s home – a modus operandi adopted following the pandemic outbreak to reduce the possibility of contagion – the courier will have to ask the customer for the temporary password, in order to unlock the delivery.
In the absence of this, he will not be able to leave the package. A measure aimed at eliminating the problem of stolen products, a criticality still present today, given that the delivery man does not ask for any proof of real identity from the person to whom he leaves the goods.
As pointed out by Amazon, the single-use code can also be shared with other people who will have to collect the package, in the absence of the first buyer. The password is sent at Amazon’s discretion, based on the value of the items purchased, and not for all online purchases. There is therefore no need to check any box, with the system deciding, from time to time, whether or not it is appropriate to request the additional level of verification.
Source From: Ansa