amazon logoWhen it comes to getting your orders delivered to you in a timely manner, Amazon is usually a safe bet, especially if you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber in which you should be able to receive your orders within a day or two. However what if you’re not home? Or what if it were easier for you to pickup your own orders?

As it turns out, Amazon could be getting ready to test such a system. This is according to a report from GeekWire in which they visited Amazon’s Kirkland facility and discovered signs hinting at an Amazon service called Amazon Flex. From their observation and speculation, it seems like a self-pickup package service where customers can opt to pickup their orders from the Prime Now centers themselves.

The sign also reads, “Please take a ticket located behind you. Please look for your number on the top corner of the wall on your left. Proceed to pick up your package once your number is displayed.” An alternative is the possibility that Amazon Flex could be part of the rumored crowdsourced package delivery service, where users can opt to help make delivery packages, kind of like how Uber is to taxis.

It’s an interesting concept no doubt, and as it stands Amazon kind of already allows self-pickups via Amazon Lockers, but that will still be dependent on someone delivering items to the locker, while this is kind of like picking it up directly from the source. No word on if and when this Amazon Flex service will launch, but we’ll keep an eye out for it.

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