Instant Pickup enables Prime and Prime Student members to order and
receive items in-store in under two minutes
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 15, 2017--
(NASDAQ: AMZN) — Amazon today introduced Instant Pickup, a free service
offering Prime and Prime Student members a curated selection of daily
essentials available for pickup in two minutes or less at five of
Amazon’s fully staffed pickup locations in Los Angeles, Atlanta,
Berkeley, Calif., Columbus, Ohio, and College Park, Md. Items available
with Instant Pickup include snacks, drinks and electronics, as well as
some of Amazon’s most popular devices.
“Instant Pickup is another way Amazon is making life more convenient for
Prime members,” said Ripley MacDonald, Director, Student Programs,
Amazon. “As shopping behaviors continue to evolve, customers
consistently tell us that they want items even faster. Whether it’s a
snack on-the-go, replacing a lost phone charger in the middle of a
hectic day or adding Alexa to your life with an Echo, Instant Pickup
saves Prime members time. While Instant Pickup is available at select
pickup locations today, we’re excited about bringing this experience to
more customers soon.”
With Instant Pickup, Prime and Prime Student members can use the Amazon
App to shop hundreds of need-it-now items like food, cold drinks,
personal care items, technology essentials and Amazon devices like the
Echo, Echo Dot, Fire TV and a selection of Fire tablets and Kindle
e-readers. Prime members can browse the selection, place an order, even
add last-minute items to an online order and pick it up from a
self-service locker – all within two minutes or less.
Instant Pickup is available at five select pickup locations beginning
today and will be available at more locations in the coming months.
Amazon operates a total of 22 staffed pickup locations on or near
college campuses across the country. All Amazon customers can ship their
orders to a pickup location, and Prime members receive Free Same-Day and
One-Day delivery on millions of items. Plus, returns are always free.
For more information about Instant Pickup, visit www.amazon.com/InstantPickup
or, if Instant Pickup is available at a location near you, tap the menu
button at the top of the Amazon App, then look for Instant Pickup in
Programs and Features.
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