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Amazon has expanded its secure and contactless delivery service, Key by Amazon In-Garage Grocery Delivery, to more cities and towns in the US.

Originally launched in five cities last November, the service will be made available to more than 5,000 US cities and towns.

Eligible Prime members will have their Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market groceries delivered inside their garage.

Last November, Amazon extended its In-Garage Delivery service to its Prime members in more than 4,000 US cities.

The service was previously only available in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.

Amazon Key head Pete Gerstberger said: “Customers who tried Key In-Garage Grocery Delivery have loved the service, which is why we’re expanding it to everywhere we offer grocery delivery.

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“As customers look for more convenience in their daily lives, we’re excited to deliver another service that not only helps them save time but provides peace of mind, knowing that tonight’s dinner is safe in their garage and out of the weather.”

Eligible Prime members can use the service for no additional cost. Members require a myQ smart garage door opener app that can be linked with the Key for secure delivery.

Notifications about the delivery of their packages will be provided through the Key by Amazon app or the Amazon mobile shopping app.

Earlier this month, the online retailer announced it would introduce its palm-scanning payment system at select Whole Foods stores in Seattle in the coming months.

Amazon One, launched last year, is currently available at Whole Foods’ Madison Broadway store in the Seattle area.

The retailer plans to install the biometric technology in seven more stores in the area.

In January, Walmart trialled a service that delivered groceries to a smart cooler on or near shoppers’ doorsteps.