On the road? Pick up your online orders at a supermarket

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris

RVers on the road needing to have a package shipped to them have new options – at least when their package comes via FedEx. Imagine stopping at a supermarket, walking in and picking up that precious parcel. It’s already a reality.


If your travels take you near an Albertsons, Kroger, Walgreens, Fred Meyer, Jewel-Osco, Randalls, Safeway, Shaw’s, Star Market or Vons, then your FedEx package could be waiting for you. It’s a handy innovation (and one that those other guys with the brown trucks ought to be thinking about) that can help travelers get their goods more readily.

To find a pickup location on your travel itinerary, simply point your internet browser to fedex.com. When you get there, bring down the tab for “Locations” and click on “FIND A LOCATION”. The next window will have you enter a zip code or city and state – but go a step further and click the “More” option, then click the box “Hold at location.” This will bring up all the hold locations, including those like Albertsons or Walgreens. The detail information for each location also indicates important information, such as weight and/or size limitations for packages delivered to those locations.

So, need a quick package and don’t know where to go? It may be much closer than you think!

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chris p hemstead

If I only knew that my Amazon package would be coming via FedEx that would be wonderful.

DavidS

If you can buy through Walmart.com, you can have your items delivered to any store you like for pickup. I’ve done that a few times since we’ve been on the road.

Milem

Why the hell would we want to go through another inconvenience that’s like going to the post office, waiting in line etc. that’s why we have the convienience of having it dillevered to our home. That’s giving the thieves another reason to say they put someone through an inconvenience. I won’t be inconvenienced they better not show up at my doorstep.

Tommy Molnar

I wonder if all the stores have actual lockers, or just places to stow your stuff until you get there.

Diane Mc

Amazon does that within various stores with lockers. When you place an Amazon order it gives you an option to see if this is available in your area.