Amazon installs its Amazon lockers in France
Amazon has placed its Amazon Lockers in a French shopping mall. This is the first time Amazon installs its large metal cabinets on the European mainland. A total of 55 lockers with three different sizes are now located at shopping mall So Oeust in Levallois-Perret, near Paris.
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It’s not really a surprise Amazon has set foot in France with its lockers, because this summer an email sent by Amazon to several managers of French shopping centers was published online. The American ecommerce company explained how it would take care of all the costs of installation, maintenance, customer service and daily operations of the lockers. “The only prerequisites are the provision of an electrical outlet, an indoor or outdoor area of 2 to 5 square meters and access to the ADSL network.”
Amazon Lockers in France
But back then, Amazon was just in touch with several shopping mall managers. Now it signed the first deal, with shopping mall So Oeust, as French retail specialist and editor of Le Furet du Retail, Jean Marc Megnin, writes. He also writes that the lockers in this mall, in contrary with the lockers in the US who announce proudly ‘pick up your online order here’, don’t display such information. “Only the ‘A’ logo from Amazon is located on the completely yellow front side.”
After the United States and the United Kingdom, France is the third country where Amazon has installed its Amazon Lockers.
— Felix Canto (@cantofex) 16 november 2015
Locker service De Buren expands to Belgium
Almost at the same time, Dutch locker service De Buren expanded its service to neighboring country Belgium, as Twinkle Magazin writes (in Dutch).