Grab the hot cocoa and hang the lights because the holidays have snuck up faster than the Grinch who stole Christmas. 'Tis the season of family, warm sweaters, and lots and lots of online shopping. According to the Department of Commerce, as of September 2018, nine percent of all retail sales in the United States were made from online shopping. This form of holiday gift shopping is growing in popularity, as it offers an alternative to stressful store lines and traumatizing mall Santa's. However, online shopping isn't all rainbows and butterflies. In fact, Xfinity reported that one-third of American's packages were stolen in 2017! This problem is becoming so prevalent that these doorstep thieves have been named Porch Pirates. Have no fear, there is a solution, Amazon Lockers!
Amazon Lockers are secure, self-service kiosks where you can pick up Amazon.com packages at a time and place that is convenient for you. The lockers are free of charge and packages must be retrieved within 3 calendar days.
The lockers are fairly simple and straight forward. After you have concluded shopping, find an Amazon Locker that is in a suitable location and add it as your shipping destination. Once the package is delivered, you will receive an email with a 6-digit code. Enter the code when you arrive at your locker and bam, you've safely retrieved your package without the drama of dealing with Porch Pirates.
Where are these amazing, wonderful lockers located? Well, Amazon Lockers are located in more than 900 cities and towns across the U.S. To find a locker near you or learn more about this innovative experience, go here.
The holidays can be stressful enough, so why not lighten the load with an Amazon Locker?