In a case of if you can’t beat them, join them, De Pere, Wis.-based grocery chain Festival Foods is now offering Amazon lockers in two stores located in Green Bay and Appleton, Wis. Customers can use the store’s address for shipping. They can then pick up the items from the lockers by punching in a six-digit code they receive once the package has been delivered.
The 65-locker unit has become a ubiquitous sight in shopping malls and other retail locations and allows consumers to receive packages without the worry of them being stolen from doorways. The lockers also allow an easy way for customers to return items they don’t want.
“We feel very fortunate to be able to provide that service to our guests,” said Sue Rouse, a customer service specialist for Festival Foods, in a local news report. “It’s starting to catch on, and I think after the holidays, it will really be well-known.” The lockers are planned to be a permanent addition.
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