If you’re in class all day, and you don’t live in an apartment or dorm with a doorman, you’ve probably dealt with the frustration of “missed delivery” slips and trying to track down your packages when you weren’t home to catch the FedEx truck. New service Kinek helps guarantee you get your package when and where you want it. Kinek lets you have your online orders delivered to any of over 1,000 KinekPoints in the USA and Canada. KinekPoints are retail stores and offices in Kinek’s network. Each KinekPoint has a different, per-package fee, rated by weight. It’s nice that there are no sign up or monthly dues– you only pay when you get a package delivered to a KinekPoint.

To see a KinekPoint’s full pricing details, you have to register on the Kinek site. Here are the prices for a Storagemart in New Jersey, just to give you a general idea of the cost:

0.00 lbs – 10.00 lbs:        $3.00
11.00 lbs – 20.00 lbs: $4.00
21.00 lbs – 30.00 lbs: $5.00
31.00 lbs – 40.00 lbs: $6.00


While the prices for each KinekPoint may vary, most of them had starting prices between $3.00 and $5.00 and similar price increments by weight. When your package has arrived at your KinekPoint, you will be notified by either email or SMS. To search for a KinekPoint near you, click here.

Even if you’re not interested in shipping through Kinek, the free Kinek iPhone app has a (also free!) tracking feature. Just forward any email with a tracking number to track@kinekusa.com to get text and push notifications every time your package status changes. On the iPhone app, you can also see a map showing your package en-route in real time. To try out Kinek or to learn more, visit kinek.com.

Have you ever had problems getting your packages on time? What do you think of Kinek? Would you use it? Let us know in the comments!