Amazon has for a couple of years now had their own delivery network here in the UK. And it's buuuuuusy! I got a parcel once later than 10pm!
But they have problems with people taking/receiving parcels which they did not buy.
For a little while they asked the name of the recipient first. This should work. But maybe the typically young and inexperienced drivers forgot to ask before they handed over the parcel, where the receiver can read the name anyway.
Today I saw they have a new gadget. Like a fat smartphone. With touch screen which you sign on.
I asked if it was new, and he said it was. And over his shoulder on his way out, he also said: "It also takes your finger print."
Woa. I don't know how they will handle it in case of misdelivered packages. Will they really go out there again and ask for a person's fingerprints??
And can it really do something with a print of just the tip of a finger?
I do know there's a big chance of some people getting very upset indeed about this development.
David E says:
"I have signed for Amazon deliveries using these gadgets. I don't see how they could reliably take a fingerprint. I think it's a myth."
That does seem probable.