Amazon’s Mission: Getting a ‘Key’ to Your Apartment Building

Amazon is tired of ringing doorbells.

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A blue sticker with the Amazon logo is displayed on a buzzer system in the apartment building of Jason Goldberg, chief commerce strategy officer at marketing company Publicis Communications, Monday, March 29, 2021, in Chicago. Amazon is making a push to install a device on buzzer systems in apartment buildings throughout the country that allows its delivery drivers to whip out a phone, tap a button and unlock a building's front doors whenever they need to leave packages in the lobby instead of the street. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is tired of ringing doorbells. The online shopping giant is pushing landlords around the country — sometimes with financial incentives — to give its drivers the ability to unlock apartment-building doors themselves with a mobile device. The service, dubbed Key for Business, is pitched as a way to cut down on stolen packages by making it easy to leave them in lobbies and not outside. Amazon benefits because it enables…

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