Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Amazon Takes on The US Post Office in Locker Box Test

Amazon is quietly entering a new field; something worth keeping an eye on.

"Last Friday, Amazon took on the U.S. Post Office and opened a real world locker box service as a delivery portal for the stuff people buy on

The lockers, which come in several sizes, are located on a wall in a 7-11 convenience store in Seattle surrounding an ATM-like device that allows a customer to key in a PIN and pick up their Amazon package.

The boxes are a riff on what Amazon is already doing at big box electronic stores like Best Buy. Currently, if you designated a package be sent to a retail store, the products could only be electronics and games sold at those stores.

We don't have Amazon's confirmation, but it is quite possible that by installing these boxes in convenience stores, Amazon will allow customers to pick up anything that Amazon sells, including books or food.

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