In July last year, Amazon quietly launched delivery lockers for apartment buildings called "The Hub," which is designed to let residents pick up their packages at their most convenient time. Today, the company announced that Hub by Amazon, as it's officially called, is now accessible to more than 500,000 apartment residents across the U.S.
The announcement marks Amazon's official unveiling of the delivery system designed to provide a safe place for storing packages until they're picked up by the intended recipient. The amenity is available in New York and San Francisco among others, with new Hubs being continually installed in more apartment buildings nationwide each month. It also caters to deliveries from any sender besides Amazon.
Patrick Supanc, director of Amazon Worldwide Lockers and Pickup services, said:
We’re always striving to make things easier for our customers. Building on Amazon’s expertise in locker solutions, the Hub addresses frustrations from property owners, carriers and residents concerning package delivery.
Some of the residential property owners and managers that now use Hub are AvalonBay, Fairfield Residential, Pinnacle, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, WinnResidential, and Equity Residential.