The Amazon Locker delivery system has been around in Seattle, New York City, and London for a while now, and the service has now been pushed out to Washington DC, too.
We’ve covered Amazon Locker before here on Amazopia (you can see a video of how the lockers work at that link, too), and the new Washington DC lockers work the same way. Once your Amazon package has been delivered to the lockers, you get an email with a 6-digit code which you then type in to a touchscreen at the lockers. You’re then told which locker is yours, and you press a button and the door to that locker magically opens. Your package is waiting expectantly inside.
The new lockers are in four 7-Eleven locations in Northern Virginia, near Washington DC.
Why would you ever want something delivered to a locker rather than your home? Maybe you won’t be around when the delivery man comes. Maybe you have sketchy neighbors that you suspect are stealing the packages off your doorstep. Or maybe you’re traveling and don’t have a local address to send the package to.
[via Zatz Not Funny]