Amazon has quietly decided to expand the beta test of its locker delivery system this week with 8 more test locations now live in Manhattan. Geekwire has turned up a new set of shipping options on Amazon.com. NYC residents can now have their orders redirected to one of the locations, where they will be able to pick up the package at a time that’s convenient.
This system first showed up in Seattle a few weeks back, and the 8 locations in Seattle went live last week. Geekwire tested the system and reported that it was easy to redirect a package to one of the lockers. The blogger also noted that Amazon was tracking the size of the packages and wouldn’t let him ship a lawnmower to the locker.
Picking up a package was easy. Amazon will email a 6 digit code after the package has been delivered to the locker. The recipient can get the package by typing the code into the keypad.