retail news in context, analysis with attitude reports on a new Canadian startup called BufferBox that is working on installing lockers in a wide range of locations that can serve as pick up depots for customers ordering products online but not wanting them delivered to their homes or offices.

Yes, that sounds a lot like what Amazon is doing with its Amazon Lockers project.

The difference is that BufferBox is looking to partner with companies like Google and Walmart, not to mention virtually any other e-tailer that may be looking for ways to blunt whatever Amazon's advantages may be.
KC's View:
A tie-up with Walmart is intriguing because it could work a number of ways. Walmart could have products ordered from its online site delivered to BufferBoxes around the country, or could also serve as a host to BufferBox installations.