Berks County residents have a new way to pick up their online purchases thanks to Amazon Locker. Three pick up locations have been scattered throughout the county by the eCommerce company to offer a new and more convenient way to pick up purchases.
“Instead of delivering a package to your home or business address, you can select an Amazon Locker location and pick up your package at a time that’s convenient for you.” –Amazon.com
So how does it work? Once your package is delivered to the Amazon Locker, you’ll receive an e-mail notification with a unique pickup code that includes the address and opening times for your selected Locker location.
When you arrive to collect your package, enter the pickup code or scan the barcode using the barcode scanner. Don’t wait too long… Packages need to be picked up within three business days.
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So why use Amazon Locker? It may not be as convenient as home delivery, but it is a great option if you live in an apartment or neighborhood you feel is not secure for regular drop off. Or if you’re traveling, Amazon locker’s are located in key areas in most major cities. Pick up on the go without the need for a physical address. Plus, it makes returns easier. Returning a package through the locker takes the hassle out of order returns as you can drop it off 24/7.
So what’s the down side? Well if you are not a prime subscriber shipping rates are the same as home delivery. Also, packages must be smaller than 16.5 x 13.8 x 12.6 inches and less than 10 lbs.
Let’s find the Amazon Locker’s in Berks County. First, take note all “lockers” are located on the outside of Speedway Gas Stations near Hamburg, Reading and Douglassville.
Amazon Locker – Pietro
200 Lancaster Ave Reading, PA 19611
Amazon Locker – Norma
16617 Pottsville Pike Hamburg, PA 19526
Amazon Locker – Abbey
1028 Ben Franklin Hwy Douglassville PA 19518-1000
So we tried the service to see what all the buzz was about and it worked well! We placed three separate orders to each locker and within a few days got an email notifying us to pick them up. Pickup was nice and easy, enter the code and the door pops open and your done. We know it’s not for every situation, but it is a fun and unique way to pick up your online orders if you need it.