Amazon has struck a deal with Staples where they will put lockers in Staples stores and Amazon customers can stop in and pick up their orders. It’s handy if you know you won’t be home to meet the delivery person or if you are ordering holiday presents and the person they’re for is at home.
Staples have teamed up with Amazon to give the online powerhouse a little brick and mortar feel. According to a Staples’ spokeswoman, “Amazon Lockers” will be installed at the company’s US stores.
The lockers help Amazon customers avoid the hassle of missed deliveries. Online shoppers can opt to have packages sent to participating stores, and Amazon sends them an e-mail containing a pickup code. The company gives you a three day window to grab a package after it’s delivered. Simply take your code to the store locker, enter it on the corresponding touchscreen, and pick up your purchase.
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