What is Amazon Instant Pickup and how does it work?

The Amazon app generates a barcode for Instant Pickup items

Amazon has the answer for you in the form of Instant Pickup.

The trick is the limited selection.

The items available for the Instant Pickups are often high volume products on Amazon's online platform, such as phone chargers, drinks and snacks.

The online retail giant reported on Tuesday that it's rolled out several so-called Instant Pickup Points in the USA -vending-style kiosks where shoppers can retrieve items minutes after ordering them online. Customers can also send their orders to a pickup location and Prime customers can receive Free Same-Day and One-Day delivery on items. Instant Pickup is also a way to sell more Amazon-branded devices, because at no surprise to anyone, Amazon is selling its own hardware alongside potato chips and bottled water. Once an order was made, an employee would move an item from a storage room into a locker for the customer to pick up.

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Another day, another Amazon service.

As it is, Amazon has 22 more basic order-pickup locations on USA college campuses, as well as pickup lockers available at over 1,800 locations in North America and Europe. Unlike Lockers, Instant Pickup only offers need-it-now items like food, drinks, personal care items, and whatever else a stressed and hungry college kid might need in a jiff. But this well, you'll be able to save some money and time standing in lines.

Brittain Ladd, a supply chain consultant who has previously worked at Amazon, suggests that the firm may build a network of automated warehouses that serve both Amazon and Whole Foods. A staff member at your local pickup center will put your ordered items in a locker within that two minute time frame.

Yep. Although, according to Reuters, Instant Pickup prices may be occasionally priced lower than regular Amazon orders. Immediately, the media has begun spinning this as Amazon's latest push into physical retail outlets, as it allows you to instantly pick up "daily essential" goods at select locations across the US.

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