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For some this will be welcome news; for others, it will continue the insidious creep of Amazon into our daily lives. According to this piece in Quartz, the online behemoth is set to bypass apartment letterboxes and install its own lockers – owners and managers of more than 850,000 apartments across the US have already signed up. It seems part of the decision has been linked with building managers struggling to cope with the growth in online deliveries. After receiving more than a million online deliveries in 2014, Camden Property Trust – then one of the largest building managers in the country – stopped accepting them. They claimed it resulted in costs exceeding $3.3m, largely down to lost productivity. And the story goes further, discussing Amazon’s plans to deliver to car boots – something already under trial by DHL in Germany.

 

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