More than half a million residents in New York, San Francisco and some other locations can already have their packages delivered to Amazon’s Hub lockers for their buildings. Well, now you can expect those Hubs to become a more common sight in apartments and condos, now that Amazon has officially announced the product a year after it first offered them for installation. Better late than never.
Amazon is marketing the Hub as a solution for receiving parcels not just from Amazon, but also from other websites, shops or friends, and family. Think of it like Amazon Locker, except it’s exclusive to a building’s residents. It seems like a good solution to be honest.
Delivery personnel can deliver packages to your box any time of day, so you don’t have to wait for your order to arrive or ask shops to leave parcels at the front desk. Just type in your passcode on the Hub’s touchscreen panel to access it. It will also prevent neighbors from stealing your packages.
Of course, installation still depends on your landlords. You’ll have to continue relying on your property managers or use an Amazon Locker until they decide to install a Hub. Great idea though.