How to Send Amazon Order to Locker
Amazon is already one of the most convenient ways to shop. The company’s business model guarantees quick delivery of pretty much anything you need. But when it comes to delivering packages, Amazon Hub Locker is a neat solution for people living in big cities. Or when you’re trying to surprise a family member with a gift. Of course, there are package size limitations.
A Locker is a secure self-kiosk type of storage where you can pick up your package and take it home. But how do you know if an item you bought is Locker eligible? And how do you send your order to Locker?
Sending the Order to the Locker
The first thing to keep in mind when sending your Amazon order to a Locker is that you can’t use one-click purchasing. You can’t skip the shopping cart because you need to change the delivery address. Here is what you should do:
- From the shopping cart, select the “Proceed to Checkout” button.
- Select “Search for a Pickup Point location near you” when selecting the delivery address.
- Next, provide a zipcode or an address. You can also type in a landmark to make it easier.
- Browse the search results and see what locations are available near you.
- Select the location by clicking “Ship to this address.” Complete the order.
Once your package is ready to be picked up, you will get an email notification from Amazon. There will be a unique barcode which you will use to open the Amazon Locker and pick up your order.
You can also add an Amazon Locker to your address book or make it your default shipping address. All you have to do is:
- Go to Your Account and select “Manage Address Book.”
- Select “Enter a new address.”
- Now, type the address, zip code, or a landmark. You can visit the Locker Finder page if you’re having trouble locating a Locker.
- From the list of available Lockers, choose one and click “Select” to add the location to your Address Book.
When the Locker is in your Address Book, you can select “Ship to this address” during the checkout process.
Amazon Hub Locker Basics
Amazon Lockers made its debut in 2011 in New York, London, and Seattle. Now you can find them in many more places, even in major supermarket chains and college dorms. There are thousands of Amazon Lockers in almost 1,000 cities and towns in the United States.
Anyone who has an Amazon account can use the Locker if there is one near where they live. And one of the fun facts about the Lockers is that each of them has a different name. It can have a name inspired by the street address or something more random.
The Locker will hold your order for three days. So, it’s essential to keep that in mind if you’re thinking of buying something before a trip. After those three days, Lockers are swept and cleaned. Not to worry, you will get a refund for your item.
You can also return the item you purchased from Amazon to the Locker. If this option applies to the purchase you’ve made, it will appear in the Online Return Center. Selecting that option will lead you to a map of available Hub Lockers where you can drop off your package.
Amazon Hub Locker Eligibility
It’s easy to get carried away with a super practical idea of a Locker. If you’re living alone, and you’re not at home during the day, you might be apprehensive about package deliveries when you’re away. Picking up your packages on your way home from work sounds much better. But the services of an Amazon Locker are only available if the item you’re buying is eligible. What does this mean?
Whatever you’re looking to buy has to meet the size and weight limits if you want a Locker delivery. It also has to be sold or fulfilled by Amazon. Your package has to be under 10lbs, and the dimensions can’t exceed 16 x 12 x 14 inches. It also can’t be more expensive than $5,000 and can’t contain any hazardous materials.
The good news is that there are no additional fees involved with delivering your item to Amazon Locker. But there is a chance that a Locker you’re used to using is full when you need it. Some locations are busier than others. You’ll know this because a full Locker will be grayed out on the map.
Make the Best of Amazon Hub Locker
Unfortunately, the Locker is not yet available worldwide. But you never know, that might change. Admittedly, the Locker serves a purpose in more densely populated areas, major cities specifically. Though, someday it might be available in every workplace. It alleviates the stress of worrying about what will happen with your Amazon order if the delivery guys leave it in the hallway or front porch.
Have you ever placed an order to the Amazon Hub Locker? What was the experience like? Let us know in the comments section below.