We’ve been closely watching — even trying out — Amazon.com’s new Locker service since it quietly arrived in the Seattle area last year. Now, the online retailer appears comfortable enough with the early-stage pilots to take it into the heart of Silicon Valley.
TechCrunch’s Anthony Ha reports that the service, which allows customers to order goods and have them delivered to a secure locker facility at retail stores such as 7-Eleven, is now operating at three locations in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Amazon Lockers also have appeared at locations in New York, London and northern Virginia in recent months. The expansion comes after some speculation that Amazon.com plans to get into same-day delivery of products.
In case you missed it, here’s my GeekWire colleague Todd Bishop giving the Amazon Lockers a test run earlier this year. (Guess what he purchased?)