Amazon has revolutionized the way people shop.
It started with them offering fast, free shipping to their Amazon Prime members.
Now, however, they’ve expanded their offerings even further, offering video streaming, food delivery, and even home automation solutions.
One issue that plagues a business like Amazon is security.
When delivering packages to someone’s house, there’s always a risk of theft.
This is especially prevalent during the holiday season, but it can happen any time.
The risk exists whether you live in a house or apartment building, and there’s not much you can do to mitigate it short of hiring security.
At least, that was the case until recently.
Recognizing the issues their customers have had with package theft, Amazon has created their own solution to the problem: the Amazon Locker.
These secure lockers allow secure package delivery while also offering greater convenience to customers.
In this guide, we’re going to take a look at what these lockers are, why you should use them, and where to find the Amazon Locker locations closest to you.
What Are Amazon Lockers?
Amazon Lockers, as the name implies, are secure locations where you can have your Amazon packages delivered.
The lockers are just large metal boxes with various-sized compartments, a touch screen, a keypad, and a barcode scanner.
Having a package delivered to an Amazon Locker is just as easy as ordering anything else on Amazon.
All you have to do is add your nearest Amazon Locker to your address book and then choose it as your delivery address when you check out.
From there, Amazon will handle the rest.
When one of Amazon’s couriers delivers your package to the locker, you’ll get an email to inform you.
This email will also include a six-digit code that you’ll use to access your packages.
When you’re ready to pick up the packages, all you have to do is head to the locker and either enter the unique pickup code using the keypad or scan the barcode in the email you received.
If you have the Amazon app, you can also access the pick-up codes and barcodes there.
Once you’ve entered the required information, the locker containing your package will open.
Once the door opens, just grab your package, close the door, and be on your way.
It really is that simple and secure.
Reasons to Use Amazon Lockers
So why would you want to use an Amazon Locker in the first place?
There are a few different reasons, but all of them boil down to two main factors: security and convenience.
Starting with security, your personal residence may not be the most secure place to have your packages delivered.
If you live in a house, someone could snatch the package off your porch while you’re at work.
Even if you have security cameras to record the theft, the chances of getting your item back are slim.
If you live in an apartment building, you likely face your own set of security issues.
Your apartment could lack a front desk or doorman who can ensure that your packages don’t get stolen.
And even if you do have some kind of controlled access to your building, many Amazon package deliveries will simply get left outside your door.
This leaves the package vulnerable to opportunistic thieves who also live in your building.
Beyond security concerns, there’s also the issue of convenience.
This is particularly true of apartment dwellers.
Even if you have a front desk to receive your packages and keep them secure, the office’s hours don’t always coincide with your availability.
For instance, a package might be delivered at 1 p.m. on a Friday while you’re still at work.
If the office closes at 5 p.m. and you don’t get home from work until 5:30, you could find yourself waiting until Monday to pick up your item.
Amazon Lockers solve both of the above problems.
To start, they’re very secure — you need a special code to access them.
It’s possible for a determined thief to pry one open, but the specialized tools required and the amount of attention it would attract make it very unlikely.
On the convenience front, the lockers are all self-service.
They work 24/7, so you can pick your package up at the time that works best for you.
We hope you’re now convinced to at least consider using an Amazon Locker, but how can you find one that’s convenient for you?
Read on to learn how.
Where to Find Amazon Lockers
When Amazon decides where to put an Amazon Locker, they consider both the overall demand in the area and the convenience of the specific Locker location.
Amazon Lockers are currently available in over 70 metropolitan areas across the United States.
Within these select areas, Amazon tends to place the lockers in places that people already frequent.
You’ll find lockers near convenience stores and even inside Whole Foods Markets (a move that makes sense given that Amazon owns Whole Foods).
To find Amazon Locker locations near you, visit Amazon’s Search for a Locker Location page (you’ll need to sign into your Amazon account in order to see it).
It will look something like the image below:
You can then search based on the following criteria:
- Zip code
- Locker name
Practically speaking, the address and zip code searches will be the most useful.
For instance, if we search for lockers in the zip code 90210 (Beverly Hills), we’ll be able to see a list of all the lockers in the area:
This page will also display the lockers on a map:
After you’ve found a locker that you want to use, just click “Select” to add it to your address book:
You’ll now be able to select the locker as your shipping address the next time you order something on Amazon.
Amazon Locker Locations FAQ
To conclude this guide, here are answers to some common questions about Amazon Lockers and their locations:
1. Are there restrictions on what I can ship to the Amazon Locker locations?
Yes, there are. In order for an item to be delivered to an Amazon Locker, Amazon indicates that it must meet the following criteria:
– Has a shipping weight less than 10 lbs
– Has product dimensions smaller than 16 x 12 x 14 inches
– Is sold or fulfilled by Amazon.com
– Is valued at less than $5,000
– Contain no hazardous materials
– Is not a Subscribe & Save item
– Does not contain items shipping from other countries
– Does not contain items for Release-Date Delivery
2. Do you have to be an Amazon Prime member to use Amazon Lockers?
Yes, you do. In order to offer delivery to Amazon Lockers at no additional cost, Amazon Locker delivery is only available to Amazon Prime members.
3. How fast will my items be delivered to the locker?
Most shipping options that Amazon offers are available for Amazon Locker deliveries.
This includes free two-day shipping, one-day shipping, and even same-day delivery in some cases.
Prime Now deliveries, on the other hand, cannot be delivered to Amazon Lockers.
4. Can I use Amazon lockers for packages from other companies?
No, you cannot. Amazon Lockers can only be used for deliveries from Amazon.
Given that Amazon delivers just about everything, however, this shouldn’t be an issue for most people.
Pick Up Deliveries in Peace
We hope this guide has shown you how useful Amazon Lockers can be for your peace of mind and your schedule, as well as how to find one near you.
The process for getting your next package delivered will now be more secure and more convenient than ever before.
Happy online shopping!
2 thoughts on “Amazon Locker Locations: How to Find an Amazon Locker Near You”
How long can items be held in a locker? I’m trying to figure out a good way to order items for a college student & pick them up when he moves in.
Do you have anyway of incorporating the location of the lockers in an ap? I deliver flex for Amazon and apts are always a nightmare