Amazon lockers have popped up everywhere lately.
If your packages are constantly being lost or stolen, an Amazon locker is the best solution to make sure you receive your goods. But how exactly do they work?
How To Ship To Amazon Locker
Amazon lockers are easy and convenient to use. From the Amazon Hub, search for the closest Locker location near you. Once you found it, add the locker to your address book. During checkout, simply select the Amazon locker as your Shipping Address. You will receive an email with a unique delivery code and can go pick up your package once it arrives.
When your parcels have arrived to your locker, Amazon sends you an email notification, which includes instructions for pick up and the unique delivery code.
You open your locker by entering this code into the panel, and you have three business days after you receive the code to pick up your items.
This article will take a quick look at Amazon lockers: how to get one, how to use it, and the advantages of having one.
What Is An Amazon Locker And How Do You Get One?
Amazon has a network of secure pickup locations, which is now worldwide. This network is called Amazon Hub and is fully automated. If you choose to use it, you will nominate a locker address and you’ll be allocated a locker for your delivery.
You will also be given a one use code to open the locker.
Many businesses business areas, malls, and shopping spaces nominate to host Amazon locker systems because they fill unused areas and generate customer traffic.
You can choose from the secured locker and the counter pickup – this is an assisted pickup service and is located in various retail areas including petrol stations and convenience stores. This is another convenient way for you to pick up your items, and for the business to increase foot traffic.
Choosing to use an Amazon locker for delivery is done at the Amazon online checkout – after you have first checked for locker locations near you and found the closest one. Enter your own address or location to find the nearest locker or counter services.
Add this address to your Amazon address book and use it as your shipping address. When your parcel has arrived, you’ll receive the 6 digit code, which you’ll use to remove your package.
You don’t have to always use the locker. If you prefer your home or business address for certain items, select this during checkout.
How Do You Add An Amazon Locker Address?
To add a locker address, go to Amazon Hub and search for pickup locations that are near you. Choose a location and click on add to my addresses to add the location to your address book.
Remember that you won’t be sent a confirmation email with the code until your item has actually been delivered.
It’s also important to check that your items are eligible for locker delivery. Not everything is eligible. Amazon customer service includes a detailed list of what will not be accepted for Hub drop off.
How Do I Collect My Package From My Amazon Locker?
When you arrive at your locker to pick up your delivery, have the six digit code ready. Enter the code into the touch screen display and follow the screen directions. Alternatively, you can scan the code using the scanner, which is located directly underneath the touch screen.
It’s possible to receive your confirmation email via text instead of email. Simply update your preferences to text notifications in shipment updates.
It is also possible for you to ask someone else to pick up your delivery. Simply forward the email or text message with the code to them.
Remember that you only have three days to pick up your package. After three days, the item will be returned to Amazon, and a full refund will be issued to you. Items left at an Amazon Hub counter have up to seven days before they are returned.
What Are The Advantages Of Getting An Amazon locker?
People choose to have their packages delivered to an Amazon locker for a variety of reasons, with the main advantages being security and convenience of pickup.
Sometimes we may prefer a locker because they are more private. This applies to people who live in shared accommodation arrangements, people who want the package to remain a surprise for someone, and people who need a safe and secure place for their items to be left in.
Another thing about Amazon lockers is that they are great for people who live in apartment buildings, and who don’t want their items left on a porch, a doorway, or in a hallway. Having one also means you can pick up your parcels anytime you want, including at night, very early in the morning, on weekends, and on public holidays.
Another popular feature is that if you want to return or exchange something, you can do all this via your Amazon locker!
Amazon lockers are free to use, but if you are not an Amazon Prime member, delivery charges may still apply.
How Do You Use An Amazon Locker For Returns?
It is possible to use your Amazon locker to return goods if you don’t want them. The possibility of doing this with your particular order will be displayed in the returns center. If you can’t see it, then you can’t return your item this way.
If you do have this option, submit a returns request, and Amazon will send you a drop off code. Enter the drop off code on the touch screen display and follow the screen instructions.
Your locker will remain available for you to do this until the end of the next business day.
Are There Any Disadvantages To Using An Amazon Locker?
The main disadvantage of the Amazon locker system is the restrictions on the size of your parcels. You can’t have just anything delivered to one. Other restrictions range from weight limitations to monetary value specifications.
To be eligible for Amazon locker pickup, an item needs to be:
- Under a certain weight
- Less than a certain size
- Sold by Amazon
- Less than $5000 in value
- Not hazardous in any way
- Be available for delivery within 24 hours
- Not a subscribe and save item
- Not part of an order that contains items from other countries
What Happens If You Don’t Pick Up Your Deliveries From Your Amazon Locker?
Any deliveries that are not picked up within the three business day time frame will be returned to the company. You will then we issued with a full refund.
Deliveries that are left at a Hub counter instead of a locker have seven business days to be collected before they are returned. Again, a full refund applies.
If you miss picking up your stuff and it all ends back at the company, you don’t pay a penalty fee. You’ll receive your refund and an option to order the goods again.
Want to learn more about Amazon? Check out these articles to learn if you can use Google Pay on Amazon, what to do if your Amazon order says delivered but you haven’t received it, and can you return opened items to Amazon?
Amazon Hub was devised for shoppers who wanted an easy, safe, and convenient way to pick up deliveries without having them dropped off to residential or business addresses.
Parcels can be picked up whenever it suits, and you don’t have to be there in person when your items arrive. Provided all of the items in your order are eligible for Hub delivery, it’s easy to add a locker to your address book, select it for delivery, and then wait for the pickup code generated by its arrival.