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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2010 file photo, Leacroft Green places a package on the belt at an Amazon.com fulfillment center, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Amazon reportedly wants to start delivering packages inside your home


If you've ever thought the walk from your couch to your front door to pick up a package was too long, Amazon might have a solution.

Amazon has reportedly struck a deal with smart-home companies August and Garageio, which both make locks and garage door openers, <b>according to The Information</b>.

The deal would allow a courier to take your Amazon package, open up your house and plop the package wherever you wanted. 

Of course, you'd have to allow Amazon to do that. 

This June 4, 2014, file photo, shows Amazon boxes in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

This might actually give your wallet a boost. If Amazon doesn't have to keep what it ships safe from the elements, it can cut costs -- which theoretically could make its shipments cheaper.

Has this happened before?

This isn't entirely unprecedented. August uses a system called August Access that gives people temporary "keys" to a smart home, letting people like dog walkers and cleaning services hop in even when you're not around. 

Garageio CEO Zachary Dziczkowski said Garageio is excited to secure the "last 10 feet" of the logistics chain.

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The obvious catch is that not everyone wants everyone waltzing in their home.

Would you let Amazon deliver packages inside your house?

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