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Old 10-26-2017, 05:47 PM
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So I assume UPS will have the ability to get in the house / garage / shed, whatever. Will USPS?
I could be wrong (I haven't read any of the details). I actually imagine it won't be UPS or USPS. I've had packages delivered by box trucks with Amazon's logo. Given Amazon has distribution centers is (nearly?) every state, I feel like this is the way they'd go with "Key."
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Old 10-26-2017, 05:51 PM
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I could be wrong (I haven't read any of the details). I actually imagine it won't be UPS or USPS. I've had packages delivered by box trucks with Amazon's logo. Given Amazon has distribution centers is (nearly?) every state, I feel like this is the way they'd go with "Key."
I think this is what will happen.
Nearly all of my deliveries here in Minneapolis are by Amazon directly.
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Old 10-26-2017, 07:55 PM
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There is an amazon locker within walking distance of my house. I don't live in a very busy area either. Are they pretty ubiquitous or are we just lucky/test group?
You're lucky. Many cities don't have any yet, and other cities have a small number of lockers far apart. The nearest locker to me is about a 10 minute drive away, when it's not rush hour.

There are also size limitations for items delivered to Amazon Locker.
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Old 10-26-2017, 08:54 PM
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I think this is what will happen.
Nearly all of my deliveries here in Minneapolis are by Amazon directly.
In MPLS I've had amazon deliveries made by uber/lyft drivers, too...usually the one-day shipping stuff.
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I could be wrong (I haven't read any of the details). I actually imagine it won't be UPS or USPS. I've had packages delivered by box trucks with Amazon's logo. Given Amazon has distribution centers is (nearly?) every state, I feel like this is the way they'd go with "Key."
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I think this is what will happen.
Nearly all of my deliveries here in Minneapolis are by Amazon directly.
Interesting. I have never once seen an Amazon truck in my neighborhood, although it's possible that it's happened when I wasn't home / wasn't looking.

All of my Amazon purchases list the delivery method and it is virtually always either UPS or USPS. I've never noticed it say anything other than one of those two services, although again, I'll allow for the possibility that it's happened and I just didn't notice.

I'm in the metro area of a somewhat major city too. I honestly didn't even know that Amazon did their own deliveries. Guessing that maybe the "key" will be kind of pointless for me if they continue to use UPS/USPS in my area.
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Old 10-27-2017, 01:13 PM
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In MPLS I've had amazon deliveries made by uber/lyft drivers, too...usually the one-day shipping stuff.
Yeah, I got some stuff shipped via one-day shipping and it was delivered by a non-uniformed driver in an ordinary blue Chevy sedan that had no distinguishing characteristics.
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Yeah, I got some stuff shipped via one-day shipping and it was delivered by a non-uniformed driver in an ordinary blue Chevy sedan that had no distinguishing characteristics.
Yep, my one-day shipping stuff seems to be done by random dudes in their own cars.
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A majority of my stuff (60%) is delivered by the local partners (LaserShip or AAustin) since Indy has a few major warehouses. Stuff from their Louisville warehouse is shipped via USPS (25%). The remaining is mostly UPS and I'll very occasionally (once every 6 months) get a random dude in his own car.
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You're lucky. Many cities don't have any yet, and other cities have a small number of lockers far apart. The nearest locker to me is about a 10 minute drive away, when it's not rush hour.

There are also size limitations for items delivered to Amazon Locker.
Nearest locker for me is about 30 minutes away, but it is on my commute route so I've considered it.
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