Amazon has launched a new service in the U.S.
called Instant Pickup.
The free service offers Prime and Prime Student
members a curated selection of daily essentials available for
pickup in two minutes or less at five of Amazonís fully staffed
pickup locations in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Berkeley, Calif.,
Columbus, Ohio, and College Park, Md.
The Amazon App can be used 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.
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
Ė all within two minutes or less.
ďInstant Pickup is another way Amazon is making
life more convenient for Prime members,Ē said Ripley MacDonald,
Director, Student Programs, Amazon. ďAs shopping behaviors
continue to evolve, customers consistently tell us that they want
items even faster. Whether itís 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, weíre excited about bringing this experience to more
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. Returns are free.
Instant Pickup is now available at five select
pickup locations and will be expanded to more
locations in the coming months.