If you want something fast, Amazon’s Prime Now usually has you covered. But what if you can’t wait a couple of hours? Well, if you happen to live in the right city, you might have a solution for that.
Amazon has launched an Instant Pickup service that lets Prime subscribers grab food and other essentials at a staffed pickup location within 2 minutes of ordering them from the company’s mobile app. How is that for fast service?
Maybe you lost your headphones or want a snack while you’re in the area. It would be very convenient to pop in and get your needs taken care of. The only problem right now is that there aren’t many pickup locations. You’ll have to live in Atlanta, Berkeley, College Park, Columbus or Los Angeles to take advantage of the service, and it only makes sense if you’re close enough to visit on short notice. These pickup points tend to be on campuses though, so they are ideal for students who want to get a phone charger or a snack in between classes. That makes sense.
We don’t know if or when these locations will expand, but it will be interesting to see what happens.
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