I was camping recently and needed a specialty item not available locally. Using my smartphone, I found the item on Amazon.com and had it shipped to one of their nearby Locker locations. Although the online directions were fairly specific, I had trouble finding the location due to an error with Google Maps.
Anyone not familiar with Amazon's Locker Delivery can check out the service here:
A current location list can be found here:
Many of us here are travelers and I'm curious how many have used Amazon's locker delivery while on the road. Would there be a use for a locker location POI file?
It would be a large time consuming project to undertake. There are currently 18,000 locations in 12 states with more added each month. My initial thought is that it would be rarely used and not worth the effort but I'd be willing to take it on if there was enough interest.
Any thoughts or comments?
I think when one would need it, it would be very valuable, but use would be infrequent. If available, I would certainly put the list on my GPS. Even for returns, it could sometimes be more convenient than return shipping, if one was nearby.
It wasn't delivered via drone along with being accompanied via gunships??
We have occasionally needed to order from Amazon during RV trips so the locker idea sounds useful. However, if Amazon supplies a list, I doubt that many in this group would feel the need for a POI.
By the way, thanks for bringing up this topic. We were totally unaware of the locker service, and will check out the links.
It could see the file being valuable if your traveling in an unknown area. It would be a labor of love for anyone who undertakes it. How often does it change? Once completed how often should it be updated.
There is no question maintaining this file would be a real headache. Locker locations are being added every month. There are two that I know of in my state that aren't on the current list. Locations are also subject to change. Both Staples and Radio Shack have backed out of the program since it began in 2012.
To make things worse, Amazon plans to expand the service over the next few years which will likely triple the number of locations.
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