Amazon may deliver packages to 7-Eleven lockers
The legion of 9-to-5 workers who can’t have packages left at their door have long had to trudge to a will call station or the post office to gather their items. But there’s another option in the works, according to iPad magazine The Daily.
Amazon is developing a prototype pickup system involving lockers at 7-Eleven locations, including one test site in Seattle.
Customers receive a bar code via email when their package is delivered to the store. When they arrive to collect the package, they can scan the code for a PIN number that is used to open the storage cubby.
If successful, the 7-Eleven system could spread around the country by next summer, according to The Daily.
-- Tiffany Hsu
Photo: A box from Amazon.com. Credit: Rick Wilking / Reuters