Nice movement of the goalpost. My initial response is that this isn't as easy as you were making it out to be. Now you're accusing me of holding the idea of "nothing ever changes". So I'm not even going to respond to your first line.
I never said it was easy, just easiest (and most obvious) of all the options. All solutions are hard or everyone else would have done them already. Yes, I will accuse you again of the idea "nothing ever changes" because you can't seem to wrap your head around the concept that once much cheaper shipping options are available that will change how shipping is priced. Yet you continue to claim, "I like it just the way it is, so this will never work."
I think you're having problems with wrapping your head around why a customer would pay more for a more money for an inconvenient option, when the cost of that shipment is lower from the automation. You're making gigantic assumptions, so I don't think this conversation is really going anywhere. I'm telling you it's is not an easy answer. You're assuming that means that I think that means there are no and never will be any other options. You're having a really hard time with reading comprehension.
Amazon could make the change. But then someone could along and offer the traditional "shipping-and-deliver-to-your-door" for the same price that they offer it today.
Hardly. There is currently nobody who can beat Amazon on shipping costs. When they have a driverless mobile locker system that is significantly cheaper, who do you think will step in and be able to beat Amazon on price of goods and shipping costs? You're delusional, Amazon will eat their lunch.
I don't have to be home now for Amazon. With your system, I'd have to home. With the current system, I can just answer my door. With your system, there is more work involved with the customer. You have made no case for how yours is an easier solution for customer.
That's great if Amazon wants to lower shipping costs. But you haven't really made a case why that would involve paying Amazon extra money if they're already lowering the shipping cost.
How do you not understand this? There are two shipping options, one costs Amazon half what the other does. Do you really think that they will continue indefinitely to charge the customers the same for those two shipping options?
One more time. Why would I pay more for a shipping option that saves Amazon money and is more hassle for me?
I'm not really sure what your "locker" argument is. Amazon already delivers to my door. Why would I need a locker? You haven't explained how, with automated driving, the package gets from the vehicle to my door (or locker, since it really doesn't matter).
This just keeps going over your head. The locker is ON the vehicle. You walk to the vehicle. Unlock the locker. Retrieve the package. A huge number of people use Amazon lockers, many more will when those lockers are right outside their door. Especially because it will be much cheaper (or faster or safer or ...) than the existing options.
Hey, thank you for finally explaining that! FYI, you never explained that the lockers would be on the vehicle. But even then, like I said above, I don't have to be home for Amazon to deliver a package today; your method would require I be home, as well as just put in more effort.
If it lowers the price for customers in some way, sure, I could see that catching on. But if it increases the price, I don't see how it would.