and discovering those quirks makes expat life so very interesting.
so let's discuss our current 'quirk' that many of my teacher friends are contemplating.
unless you have a doorman or you are at home 24/7, you can not have packages delivered to your apartment.
so, we've been sending packages to our school.
and, we've been told to stop.
i mean, i guess it was getting a bit out of hand. i've heard rumors of a toilet seat and even a hot tub.
yes, you read that right!
and they are taking the security of the school seriously these days (of course) and hundreds of packages a week is a lot to deal with.
but how will we live without being able to order anything we want on a whim?
well, it seems that amazon has a solution for at least some of these first world problems.
part of their delivery options now include a service called amazon locker.
all around milan businesses have been set up with these bright yellow lockers.
amazon ships your package to the locker and you receive a code via email to retrieve your package.
i tried it out this week.
and it was AWESOME!
when checking out, look for an option under your stored address(es) that allows you to choose another location. it should look something like this:
i selected the amazon locker, named tamara (they all have names), at the pam supermarket on viale sabotino.
but there are plenty of options all around the city.
|some locations in central milan|
you can enter your code or scan the barcode off your phone.
and the locker with your package pops open!
it was so cool! and so easy!
you have to pick up your package within 3 days or it is sent back to amazon and you're account is credited back.
so, while not everything comes from amazon, a lot sure does!
have you tried amazon locker? let me know what you think!