(RTTNews) – Home improvement retailer Lowe’s Companies Inc. plans to install pickup lockers at all U.S. stores aiming to improve contactless delivery for online buyers amid worsening Covid-19 spread.
The “Buy Online Pickup in Store” self-service lockers at its more than 1,700 stores will be available by the end of March 2021. In most major metro markets, the additional online pickup option will be installed by Thanksgiving.
Lowe’s is teaming with Parcel Pending by Quadient, a provider of package management solutions, for the retail locker solution.
The electronic technology in the lockers generates a scannable barcode when an order is ready for pickup. Customers can quickly collect their online orders from self-service lockers near the front of stores in locations.
This will eliminate checkout time, allow direct access to pick up orders, and help customers get in and out of the store faster during the busy holiday season.
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MOORESVILLE, N.C., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
MOORESVILLE, N.C., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — To continue to improve the contactless delivery experience for customers who are increasingly shopping online, Lowe’s today announced plans to install pickup lockers at all U.S. stores by the end of March 2021. The addition of Buy Online Pickup in Store self-service lockers at more than 1,700 stores leverages innovative technology to provide a safe, contactless and easier way for customers to collect same-day online orders at their convenience.
As shopping preferences shifted during the pandemic, Lowe’s accelerated the migration of Lowes.com to the cloud and rolled out curbside pickup to support sustained online growth. With the demand for contactless services here to stay, Lowe’s latest investment will eliminate checkout time for customers and allow them direct access to pick up