Shoppers are visiting more Whole Foods stores that have Amazon lockers installed. The micro visits are giving the retailer a new way to boost sales.
Short visits were up 11 percent at stores with lockers, gaining 7 percent at stores in the same cities that do not have the banks of lockers.
Around 16 percent of Whole Food stores have lockers present for its customers.
Amazon has provided lockers for customers that are worried about package theft. Customers can have their orders sent to a locker for a one-time use for free. Amazon sends the customer the locker number and a unique code to open it and collect their package.
Shoppers can be tempted to go in to Whole Food stores and impulsively buy products. Stores in New York have been testing impulse shopping by placing products adjacent to the lockers and supply a quick self-checkout method.
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