Report: Amazon Lockers arriving at Staples stores

Photo Courtesy Dave Zatz

Amazon.com has struck a deal to put its new locker system — which allows customers to order products online and pick them up at physical locations — in Staples stores, according to a report today by Reuters.

Staples is the largest office supply retailer in the world, with more than $25 billion in annual sales and about 88,000 employees. It has more than 1,800 stores throughout the U.S.

That could give the Amazon Lockers program, which has remained in relative stealth mode since it was first discovered late last year, a big boost. It also comes as pressure mounts from physical retailers like Walmart, which are touting same-day delivery in some markets and in-store pick-up.

We’ve covered the Amazon Lockers from the time that they started popping up at 7-Eleven stores in the Seattle area last year, with GeekWire’s Todd Bishop giving it a try in the video below.

Amazon.com has never officially acknowledged the program, letting word spill out as they appear at retailers, college campuses and other locations across the country. It’s unclear how many lockers Amazon has in operation at the moment.  We’ve reached out to the company for comment, and we’ll update this post if we learn more.

Meanwhile, here’s a look at Todd picking up a set of batteries at a locker location in Seattle in October 2011.

  • AaronBregel

    I noticed a sign near where you pay for parking for the garage at Pacific Place that they will have Amazon lockers there also. I have used one at a 7-11 but one of the problems I have is a bit hit and miss if what I order from Amazon can be delivered to a locker. I wish it was a bit more consistent.

  • Kolbe

    how pathetic really Mayer?
    better get some real innovation grats on ur sib what a disgrace~CWC
    what does L say?
    your dad is livid

  • Kolbe

    try harder L

  • Kolbe

    U R going the wrong direction
    foolish but it sets the stage haha~CWC
    JC seriously damn how pathetic

  • Dan Kernel

    That’s old news in Europe. They’ve been doing it for years in many companies. HEard there’s some testing going on now in Germany to deliver parcels in car trunks… You’re lagging US.