Amazon building locker network in Europe

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is looking to build out a network of lockers in Europe where shoppers can receive online orders. It's part of the online retailer's efforts to expand delivery options and lower prices.

Amazon has job postings suggesting the move, according to Yahoo Finance.

"Amazon pickup locations, including Amazon Locker, are exciting, new delivery solutions that we are introducing into the German marketplace," read one ad for a position in Munich. Amazon is also looking to fill positions in London, including a manager for "click-and-collect" to develop a range of pick-up locations.

Click-and-collect, with shoppers buying items online and picking them up from a designated location, is more common in Europe than the United States, where shoppers are more likely to have items shipped to the nearest store. Amazon's delivery initiatives here have focused more on getting purchases to a shopper's home, although it does operate a network of pick-up lockers.

Solving shipping challenges and bringing down costs is imperative for Amazon, where shipping costs grew more than 18 percent last year.

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