It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just two weeks away. I’ve been online like crazy making sure I am knocking everything off of everyone’s gift list, which means I am getting packages at our house 0n a daily basis. Our packages come at the same time everyday, and it always happens to be when the kids are home from school. As much as I try to keep the gifts I get a secret, they immediately try to inspect the packages to see what has just showed up on their doorstep. I love their curiosity and determination to find out exactly what’s in the box, however I need these things to remain a secret until Christmas morning.
I was walking into our local Whole Foods recently and saw the set up for Amazon Locker, unsure of exactly what the program was, I was pleasantly surprised when Amazon reached out to help me find out more. Not only does Amazon Locker help me be more discreet about what I’m ordering for the kids, we’ve also had an increase in front door package thefts in our town, so it eliminates any of the worry.
The process of ordering and receiving everything at Amazon Locker is really simple. Upon checking out, you can choose to have your order delivered to an Amazon Locker location nearest you (it allows you to search by zip code.) Choose that location and you will get an email once your order has been delivered to your Amazon Locker location.
The lockers were right at the entrance of Whole Foods. The kiosk walks you through the entire process.
You can either enter the code you were given in your email or scan the barcode in that same email and, just like that, your locker will pop open to reveal your Amazon box inside.
I order A LOT from Amazon for my holiday shopping and visited this location many times this weekend to pick up my packages and every time was a seamless process.
The lockers range in size, so you can order items of all sizes to be delivered to your Amazon Locker location.
And because holiday shopping can get exhausting, Amazon is surprising its customers with a treat this week. From tomorrow, December 11 through next Monday, December 17, if you get your Amazon items delivered to any Amazon Locker at Whole Foods in Manhattan, Amazon will spread the holiday cheer with a free gift! Gifts range from Bose SoundLink speakers, Sony headphones, to Amazon devices including Kindle and Echo, and household items like Oral-B toothbrushes. And of course, Amazon and Whole Foods Market gift cards. How amazing is that? I guarantee you’ll get a gift that’s already on someone’s wish list. I already have my Manhattan order limed up and ready to go so MacKay can pick it up from a Whole Foods near his office.
I wish I’d known about this Amazon Locker sooner because I would have taken advantage of it. I’m already a regular customer of Whole Foods, so I can get my grocery shopping and package pick up at the same time. It helps keep the magic of the holiday season alive to keep gifts a surprise for everyone.