Amazon Hub vs Singapore Post's POPStation

Amazon Hub

Targeted primarily at residential building owners, Hub promises that all packages from any sender will be stored safely and securely. Instead of having large packages left at your door, in your lobby, or with a concierge desk, they’re placed within Hub, which has differently sized compartments designed to accommodate most packages. To access your package, you simply enter an access code and one of Hub’s doors will pop open.

Singapore Post's (SingPost) POPStation

After you have completed your order, select POPStation as your preferred delivery address and choose the one most convenient for you. You will receive a sms and email notification once the parcel is delivered to your POPStation and you can pop down to collect it anytime at your own convenience.

Both look similar. I've yet to use POPStation because:

  1. It requires additional charges which doesn't make financial sense since the delivery options provided by merchants thus far have been relatively smooth.
  2. I don't shop online often enough to warrant the charges (except groceries, which I regularly purchase online).
  3. The nearest POPStation is not that convenient to get to.

That being said, if SingPost were to roll out POPStations (and make it free to increase usage) to more residential locations similar to Amazon Hub, the data that could be mined would be extremely useful.