Waiting for your Amazon package to be delivered to your front door can be irritating sometimes. Not everyone wants to wait a few days before getting their hands on their package. Keeping packages held for several days while being out of town is also a common wish. In the two scenarios, you may wonder whether you can pick up packages by yourself. Actually, picking up Amazon packages at one's convenience is an option available. Where exactly can you pick it up? Can you pick it up from an Amazon warehouse before delivery? Read on to find out.
1. Can I Pick up a Package from an Amazon Warehouse?
2. Pick up Your Amazon Package at Amazon Counters
3. Pick up Your Package from an Amazon Locker
4. Get Amazon Orders at Whole Foods Markets
5. Collect Your Amazon Delivery at USPS (the United States Postal Service) Facilities
6. Grab Your Amazon Parcel at Kohl's Department Stores
Unfortunately, no. Out of the legal and safety concerns, Amazon warehouses are not open to the public. Packages arriving at warehouses will be scanned, processed, and sorted before the final delivery. Picking up in person may mess up the system.
What is the better way to pick up Amazon packages? Keep reading, and we will show you.
Customers have the option of getting their package delivered to an Amazon Counter so they can decide when to pick it up. Of course, Amazon counter pickup services will allow up to seven days for holding packages. Collecting packages should be done within the time frame, which should be enough to suit your schedule.
Those in-store Amazon counters can usually be found in shops and retailers like pharmacies, convenience stores, supermarkets, and select Amazon Fresh & Whole Foods. You can choose a preferred Amazon counter location on Amazon.com during checkout, so getting packages on a lunch break is no longer a pipe dream.
Amazon will send you an email notice (or delivery notice) containing a unique pickup code when the package is ready for you. At Amazon counters, you can pick up your package from a store associate with your code. Please keep it in mind that having someone collect the package for you is allowed, and your pickup code should also be present by that person at the Amazon counter.
By the way, using Amazon counter pickup services will cost you no additional fee. While you are out of town or you have a busy schedule, using Amazon counters is an option to hold your packages for several days.
Amazon Lockers are self-service kiosks. They can be found in many places: apartment buildings, complexes, grocery stores, malls, Whole Foods locations, and more.
When receiving the delivery notice sent by Amazon, you are green-lit to get your Amazon order from an Amazon Locker. Just enter a special six-digit code into it, and you can unlock it yourself.
You can search for and select an Amazon Locker location nearest to you as the delivery address during checkout. So your package will be shipped to the Amazon Locker you choose, ready for your pickup.
It is promised that Amazon Locker will hold your package for three days at most. Don't forget to get it in time, or your package will be returned to Amazon automatically.
Not all products are eligible to be delivered to Amazon Lockers. There are strict weight & size requirements to meet. For example, the item cannot have dimensions larger than 16 x 12 x 14 inches.
For certain items, like groceries and fresh orders, they can be picked up at certain locations: Whole Foods Markets.
You can shop for produce, ingredients, snacks, prepared foods, and more from local Whole Foods Market via Amazon.com or Amazon app. And Whole Foods offers in-store Amazon pickup services as a result of being acquired by Amazon. Customers can easily pick up their online purchases or drop off returns at almost any Whole Foods store in the US.
Since 2020, Amazon Prime members have been able to enjoy one-hour pickup services at all Whole Foods locations across the US (500+ stores). The grocery pickup service will be free on a minimum order of 35 dollars.
Amazon also noted that Prime members can check in with the Amazon App on their way to pick up, so they will wait as least as one minute to receive their order upon arrival.
If you live near a Whole Foods Market, you are absolutely welcome to take advantage of it. It's always nice to get what you need for a meal or party at your convenience instead of waiting for it to get delivered right to your door. No need to do grocery runs, either.
USPS (the United States Postal Service) is one of Amazon's shipping partners, helping to solve the last-mile challenge for Amazon customers. Can you collect your Amazon order from a USPS facility when it is delivered via USPS? The answer is a big yes.
Customers can choose their preferred pickup location or a local post office nearby during the checkout process via the Amazon website/Amazon app, and request Amazon to deliver their items to that address. In most cases, packages will stay at a USPS facility for 1-2 days before being delivered to the next destination. And it will take another few days for packages to be sent to your doorstep. You can collect your orders directly if you live or work near a USPS facility, so you do not have to wait that long.
USPS offers two kinds of services allowing you to pick up beforehand: Package Intercept & Package Hold. Please be noted that it will cost you a small fee to get access to these services. Also, a valid photo ID is a must when picking up.
Under Package Intercept/Package Hold services, you may pick up your package at local post offices/USPS distribution centers/rerouted addresses. It all depends on where your package can be stopped eventually. If you are lucky enough, your package can be held at the local post office nearest to you.
Kohl's, a leading retailer that owns and operates 1,100+ department stores in the US, serves as one of Amazon designated pickup locations. Kohl's allows the mode of “buying at Amazon; collecting at Kohl's”as a strategy for marching in the e-commerce industry. With its nationwide presence, Kohl's makes it easy for people to pick up their package. Amazon customers can select a Kohl's store location as the shipping address. As long as the order is received by Kohl's, an email notification will be sent to customers as a reminder, with a pickup code (for verifying identity) and pickup instructions attached. Remember that picking up at Kohl's comes with no fee.
For Amazon customers, picking up packages by themselves can bring about various benefits:
● Avoid the possibility of package losses and wrong delivery
● Spare yourself from the trouble of checking shipment updates from time to time
● Grab your package early instead of just expecting
● Put a hold on your package delivery if you are away
As we mentioned above, picking up at Amazon warehouses cannot work out. There are other services or options Amazon provides, making quick and easy pickup of packages come true. With the vast network of pickup locations, in-person pickup will not break your schedule. Next time when you shop at Amazon, maybe you can give it a try instead of having your packages delivered to a business address or residential address.
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