Now in tests in Seattle, a new program could allow customers to retrieve their Amazon packages at their local c-store.
Currently the locker system is said to be in tests at a 7-Eleven location in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
The Daily reported that when a package from Amazon is delivered to the 7-Eleven store, the customer would receive an email containing the barcode on his or her smartphone. At the locker—which is said to look like a cross between an ATM and safety deposit box—the customer would scan that bar code on the machine to receive a PIN number. The customer would then punch that PIN number into the machine to retrieve the package.
Just how long it would take Amazon to deliver the orders is not yet clear, but Walmart, which offers a Site to Store program of a similar variety promises orders in 5-8 days. But the deliver time could be speedier, GeekWire noted, considering Amazon has its own trucking fleet in Seattle, as it is already delivering groceries to customers’ homes via the Amazon Fresh service.