Apartment residents at a giant new development in downtown San Francisco are among the first in the country to use Amazon Hub, the new delivery locker concept from the tech giant that accepts packages from any sender, shipped via any carrier.
Staff at Trinity Place blogged about getting the lockers this week, saying that it was a brand new amenity for residents in the lobby of one of their newest buildings, called 33 8th.
A rep for Trinity, which has thousands of apartments in San Francisco, said Seattle-based Amazon reached out to see if the company would be interested in serving as a beta test deployment for the entire country.
The folks at Trinity told GeekWire that Hub, which is available for use 24/7, is already very popular. There are 1,400 apartments at Trinity Place, with 540 of them in the third and newest phase of the development where the wall of lockers has been installed. In the first few days, 90 of the 180 lockers were being used.
“We are hoping that this offers an extended convenience to our residents as they are able to receive any package at any time,” Trinity said in a statement. “We are in the very early stages as we are doing this as a trial at our newest apartment building.”
Amazon announced Hub at the end of July as a broader concept than its existing Lockers, saying that the initiative would free apartment managers and personnel from having to deal with daily package management.
Indoor and outdoor Hubs are available in three neutral colors, according to Amazon, and Trinity went with the basic grey.