Using Amazon Locker Pickup For The First Time

I used Amazon Locker Pickup for the first time yesterday and I am in love with the system. I love shopping online and do a lot of orders from Amazon.

Normally I would ship my orders to my apartment since that is so easy. The bad thing is that even with the delivery window it was not always convenient.

Why I want to switch

Sometimes the delivery drivers would knock really loud and I would know my package was outside. Some drivers did not knock loudly…and others did not knock at all. If I was at work then I would come home to find my packages on the ground if I was lucky. A couple of times my boxes were marked as delivered but were not at the door. Luckily, I was able to get those resolved but it was still a hassle and a waste of time.

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I recently saw the Amazon Locker pickup system and decided to try it out. One of my  friends used it last fall but I forgot about it.

How it works

I placed my order and got a text message as usual. This time however, when the item was ‘delivered’ the text had a link to click.

I clicked the link and got a message for a scannable code. I did not know ahead of time that the code was only good for 15 minutes or I would have waited until I was at the store. This was not a problem since I was on my way to pick up groceries anyway.

I got to the Amazon store and clicked the link and received my scannable code. I walked up to the desk and asked the attendant what I needed to do. She told me I simply walked up to the numbered locker above my code and scan my phone!

I went to the lockers and scanned my phone and one of the drawers popped open!

This was the easiest pickup ever and I will now send all of my purchases to the pickup location.

Will I drive more?

I actually will not incur much in the way of extra driving. The Amazon Locker pickup room is close to my campus. I have to drive to work and school during the week so I will just stop off on my way home to pick up any orders.

Author: Lulu

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  1. That’s pretty cool. Amazon is definitely working hard to identify things that might stop people from buying from them, and then coming up with ideas to remove those challenges. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Well I wouldn’t say the delivery issues would stop me from purchasing from them. This locker delivery just makes it so convenient. I lived one place where all deliveries went to the office…they did not even try to go door to door. This made it easy since you would not lose packages. My current place has the deliveries go to your front door so that can be inconvenient some times.

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