Have you ever been on a trip and decided to place an order with Amazon, expecting it to be delivered when you returned home? You then notice a shipping notification and an early delivery date, perhaps a day earlier than you anticipated. And you start thinking of the package sitting outside your door, just waiting to be stolen. This is not an uncommon situation for travelers, which is why the Amazon Locker is a great solution. This is our Amazon Locker review for travelers who hate having their packages delivered while away from home!
Amazon has offered this service for a few years in select markets, and it seems to be growing the service internationally. The company has placed lockers in several locations throughout the city. For example, many 7-Elevens in Los Angeles have Amazon Lockers that can receive and store packages.
You can opt to use the service when selecting the shipping location, then search for lockers in your area. Once Amazon delivers the package, they will send you a code that you can use at the locker.
This is a great option for folks that live in multi-unit housing like apartments. I also think that it’s especially useful for travelers. Even if I’m not traveling, I’ll often use the service if I know I won’t be home for most of the day since several neighbors have reported their packages stolen during the day.
Before you have your next package delivered via Amazon Locker, here are a few things to keep in mind:
1. Three-day pick-up window:
Amazon gives you three days to pick-up your items from a locker. If you don’t pick it up in time, then they will automatically have it returned.
You can usually return items using a locker as well. When requesting a return, you’ll notice the option to return via locker included with the usual methods like UPS and Postal Service.
3. Location accessibility:
Most lockers are in areas that are accessible 24-hours a day. However, there are a few Amazon Lockers located in access controlled areas, like large apartment complexes and university dorms. Amazon generally warns users if they have selected a non-accessible location, but be careful of the location that you’re selecting.
Have you ever used the Amazon Locker service? If so, let us know what you think in the comment section below.