If you’re an avid Amazon shopper like I am, you might’ve noticed an inconspicuous line during the checkout phase that mentions something called an Amazon Locker. If you haven’t seen it, just look at the very top of the checkout page:
I never thought twice about it until I visited a nearby shopping center and saw dozens of bright yellow Amazon Lockers standing right outside of it. In that moment, I understood how awesome these lockers actually are.
Here’s how it works: Instead of delivering to your door, Amazon can ship packages to one of these Lockers instead. You then receive a unique code that unlocks the Locker that holds your package. Simply enter it, take your item, and go.
You have three business days to pick it up. If you don’t, the item is returned to Amazon for a refund. Note that Amazon Lockers can only be used for packages weighing less than 10 pounds, smaller than 16.5 x 13.8 x 12.6 inches, and must be fulfilled by Amazon.
There is no extra fee for selecting the Amazon Locker shipment method.
When using Amazon Lockers, you can choose from any nearby Amazon Locker location at checkout time. The site will present you with a map with all of the available locations. You just have to click the one you want.
If you live in a bad neighborhood or you’re never home when packages are delivered, this could be a game-changer for you.
And yes, Amazon Lockers can be used to return unwanted items! You still have to go through the Online Returns Center to initiate the return process, but instead of dropping the package off at your local shipment handler, you can leave it in an assigned Locker.
Would you ever use Amazon Lockers? If not, why not? How often do you shop on Amazon anyway? Share with us in a comment down below!