Trying out Package Pickup Points
The Wall Street Journal's article, "Parcel-Delivery Firms and Retailers Experiment With Package Pickup Points," reports how as online shopping grows, retailers seek new ways to deal with "failed" package deliveries to homes.
In addition, retailers benefit from havings customers come to their store to pick up their packages because they may also purchase convenience items while they are in the store.
Dropping off packages in bulk at nearby retailers or locker banks greatly improves the economics of delivery.
As a result, UPS, FedEx Corp., and other companies are investing heavily in new systems geared toward getting e-commerce customers to collect their orders anywhere but their homes.