Amazon lockers appear

I noticed an Amazon locker yesterday in the rather unexpected surroundings of the Brent Cross shopping centre – a 1970s shopping mall and perhaps an unlikely place for Amazon to operate.

The idea is simple, as an extension to Amazon’s normal service. Instead of having books delivered to your home you can have them delivered to the locker.

It’s worth answering the points made in this pocket lint piece, which explains the concept rather well, because the answers raise issues about online shopping.

If you know the full details of a book that you want, or you know some of he background, you might find browsing on the web a much easier way to select your product than the traditional approach of looking in a bookshop. And as is acknowledged in the article, you may simply not want it delivered to your home.

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