The retailer has opened bookstores, installed lockers, set up staffed pick-up locations, and has opened semi-permanent “pop-up” stores across the US and around the world.
Amazon opened its first bookstore in late 2015 in Seattle, and now has 8 stores open or in the planning stages on the east and west coasts. Starting in November 2013, Amazon has installed over two dozen pop-up stores in locations ranging from San Francisco to New York to Beijing. And there are more lockers than you can shake a stick at in convenience stores, outside Amazon warehouses, and in malls.
But how do you find them?
That’s easier than you might think – once you know where to look.
Amazon has added pages to its site which you can use to find the closest or most convenient location.
The pages for Amazon books and the pop-up stores simply list the locations, but the Amazon Lockers page lets you search based on a zip code, address, or landmark.
Searching by zip code, for example, returns a list of the 20 closest Amazon Lockers. Of course, “close” is a relative term; in my case none of the locations near me are convenient. instead they are all 20 or more miles away.
How many Amazon Lockers do you have near you?
What about pop-up stores? (I have two in my area, but have not had time and an opportunity to visit either.)