Amazon Hub Delivery Lockers Now Available In the US
Amazon announced Tuesday that it’s rolling out so-called Hubs by Amazon, a last-step delivery option for FedEx, UPS and private mail. It’s essentially a broader use case for Amazon lockers and is marketed to apartment buildings or residences.
Customers in New York City and San Francisco are among the 500,000 who already have access to the service. Hub provides a place for safe storage of packages until pickup. Packages sent from any sender, not just Amazon, can use the Hub system.
Delivery personnel can drop packages to your designated box any time of day, so there’s no need to wait for your order to arrive or to ask shops to leave parcels at the front desk. To access a box, you simply need type in your passcode on the Hub’s touchscreen panel. It will also prevent neighbors with from snatching your packages.
Amazon Worldwide Lockers and Pickup director Patrick Supanc said in a statement:
“We’re always striving to make things easier for our customers. Building on Amazon’s expertise in locker solutions, the Hub addresses frustrations from property owners, carriers and residents concerning package delivery. Now half a million residents in some of the premier properties in the country have access to the Hub, Amazon’s latest delivery solution. The Hub simplifies delivery for residents, offering quick and secure access to packages, day or night. For delivery providers, it offers a single, convenient location for package drop-off and gives property managers time and resources back to focus on other priorities.”
Amazon has already signed up major property managers like AvalonBay, J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Equity Residential to place Hubs on their properties.
The company says the service is already available to 500k residents, with “thousands more” gaining access to one every month.