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Amazon may deliver packages to 7-Eleven lockers

September 9, 2011 |  9:44 am

Amazon Missed-delivery slips from could soon be just a bad memory.

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.


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