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NEW YORK — Amazon and Walmart's e-commerce division are expanding and starting programs to allow customers to order items online and then pick them up from lockers stationed at brick-and-mortar retailers.
Amazon has been running such a program for a couple of years in a few major cities, including installing the lockers at Rite Aid stores in cities like New York. The lockers allow customers to select a locker location for delivery and then retrieve ordered items automatically using a six-digit code.
According to reports, Amazon has lately expanded its program into other markets, such as northern New Jersey, while Walmart announced last week that it would test a similar system starting this summer at about 12 stores, though the locations of the stores were not disclosed.