Worried about porch pirates or sketchy neighbors snatching up packages left on your doorstep? Amazon has a solution: Amazon Locker. Amazon lockers are secure, self-service kiosks where you can pick up all the goodies you've ordered from Amazon. You can even pick up your packages on evenings and weekends, making it convenient for your schedule.
How does it work?
It's pretty simple. Just add a locker location to your address book in your Amazon account and then choose that address at checkout. When your package is delivered, you'll receive a unique 6-digit code for your locker. You'll have three days to pick it up or the package will be returned to Amazon for a refund. Click here for help adding a locker location to your address book.
Where can I find one?
There are more than 2,800 locker locations in over 900 cities and towns across the U.S. Many can be found in Whole Foods Markets and convenience stores. Click here to locate an Amazon locker near you. (You'll need to log in to your Amazon account to complete the process.)
Are there size restrictions?
The maximum size for an item being delivered to a locker is 16 x 12 x 14 in. There are also other restrictions such as weight, value, and country of origin. Click here for item eligibility.
What does it cost?
There is no additional cost to use Amazon Locker and free two-day shipping is available for Amazon Prime members. Standard shipping rates apply for all other orders. Some areas may be eligible for same-day and one-day delivery. You'll be able to view all available shipping options at checkout.
What if I need to return an item?
Amazon makes returns easy and convenient. If your item is eligible to be returned via Amazon Locker the option will appear in their Online Returns Center when you go to return it. If it is eligible, it doesn't even need to be returned to the same locker where it was originally delivered as long as it meets locker requirements. Click here for instructions on how to return a package at a locker.
A few of us here at Ripcord Brands have used Amazon Locker. We loved the convenience and that we didn't have to worry about our packages being left on the doorstep to the delight of package-plundering porch pirates. However, we had some safety concerns when using lockers that were out on the open street as opposed to being inside a Whole Foods Market or convenience store. What's to keep unscrupulous characters from lurking around a locker full of known Amazon packages so they can rob you when you go to retrieve yours? They know you're not picking up junk mail and letters from your Grandma - they know that you ordered something from Amazon, possibly something valuable. Just like Christmas time when thieves know you have presents under the tree. We suggest picking it up during daylight hours and not going alone if possible.
Have you ever used Amazon Locker? Based on your experience, would you recommend it to others? Is there anything Amazon could do to improve the process? We'd love to hear from you! Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call: (303) 536-5505.