What a Great Idea!
By Four Walls
October 7, 2019 8:45pm CST
Package theft is one of the major drawbacks of online shopping. There are a number of ways to alleviate the problems. Maybe you’ve seen the “joke” (that may not be a joke) where people empty their cat litter boxes or save up dirty diapers and “box them up” in old Amazon boxes, then leave them on the porch for the thieves. If you can’t be home when the delivery is scheduled, the “typical” idea (if it’s allowed where you work) is to have it delivered to your work address. (That’s pretty easy if you work in an office the way I did....not so easy if you work in a restaurant or a warehouse.) Of course, not everyone has the option of being home, delivering it to work, or having a reliable neighbor who can be trusted with the delivery. And, of course, as the holidays approach, you don’t want the gifts arriving at the house where inquisitive minds might pop the box open “accidentally.” Don’t you know, but Amazon has figured out a great idea to get around all the issues. They have “lockers” in various stores, and you can have your purchases shipped to one of those lockers. I found it incredibly beneficial, in a number of ways. First and foremost, there’s no shipping fee for using the locker. There’s also no fee for the locker itself. Amazon simply sends you a code to open your particular locker. It’s quick and easy. Oh, did I mention no shipping fee???? I ordered a couple of items to rest my arms on in my car (the car door is too high, and the center console is too low...and getting the items is about $30K cheaper than buying a new car!). I got the e-mail this afternoon that one of the items had arrived. I went to the store, found the lockers, entered my code, and the door automatically popped open to reveal my package. Safe, secure, no theft worries. A great idea that takes a considerable amount of worry off the delivery concerns after you’ve ordered online!! And now....Mr. Yankovic:
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