And the big box stores take another hit.
In the 21st century, having to waste half your day waiting at home for the cable guy or UPS because they canít tell you exactly when theyíre coming seems absurd. Whereís the app for that? Itís also a major deterrent from ordering anything of value online. I donít want to worry about a box left out on the sidewalk, and I donít want to have to drive all the way to the airport to pick up my invariably missed delivery.
Now Amazon has taken a small step toward eliminating the UPS wait with a service inspired less by the internet and more by the Port Authority. Amazon Locker allows you to have your packages sent to the equivalent of single-use P.O. boxes housed in 24-hour convenience stores, grocery stores and drug stores. Amazon sends you an email with a pickup code, which you enter on a touchscreen to open the door of the locker containing your package. You have three days from the delivery date to pick it up.
The lockers just arrived in 7-Elevens in the San Francisco Bay Area, and theyíre already in place in Seattle, New York, Washington, D.C., and London. Clearly, they could be coming soon to a city near you, and Amazonís brick-and-mortar competition should worry if they start to catch on.
More details can be found here: Amazon Locker Delivery