(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.