If you live in the Pacific Northwest and your Amazon packages never get to your door, look no further. The company is developing and testing a new pick-up service program for customers in the Washington State area, which will presumably be released nationally if all goes well.
Called Amazon Flex, the service should function much like a delivery service such as UPS, minus the to-your-door party. Instead, customers can pick up packages at a designated Flex spot. Apparently, the program is already being tested in Kirkland, WA — where Geekwire says there is a "'confidential' new Amazon facility."
In addition to playing with Amazon Flex, the Kirkland headquarters plans on launching Amazon's same-day delivery service Prime Now in the Seattle and Portland areas.
Also in development at Amazon is a crowdsourcing delivery service, wherein a mobile app would be used as a medium between non-postal workers to pick up and drop off packages, according to The Wall Street Journal. As of now, it's unknown whether Amazon Flex and this crowdsourcing app are in any way related.
Check out the video of Amazon's Prime Now below.
Via: TNW News
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