Amazon Instant Pickup Is a High Tech Convenient Store

August 15, 2017

12:45 pm

When you’re in need of a quick snack, charger for your phone, or daily essentials on-the-go, Amazon wants to be your convenient store hero.

Today Amazon announced their new program Amazon Instant Pickup, a brick and mortar store where Prime and Prime Students can pick up daily essentials in two minutes or less. Amazon has curated some of the most popular items, daily essentials and need-it-now products such as snacks, drinks, technology essentials, Amazon devices, and more. With the acquisition of Whole Foods, we can only hope Amazon will offer more healthy options at their locations.

Customers can simply use the Amazon App to access hundreds products, order and pick it up in an Amazon Locker located at a fully staffed store. Customers can also send their orders to a pickup location and Prime customers can receive Free Same-Day and One-Day delivery on items.

The company is only rolling out these Amazon Instant Pickup stores in five cities — Los Angeles, Atlanta, Berkeley, Columbus and College Park — with more to come. Currently Amazon operates a total of 22 staffed regular pickup locations on or near college campuses across the country. While you won’t be able to grab a 32 oz soda and horrible hot dog at the these locations, there’s no stopping Amazon to find a way in becoming a next-level convenience store.

Read more about advancements at Amazon at TechCo

Photos courtesy of Amazon

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Tishin is a technology journalist and correspondent. She has written for TechCrunch, Demand Studios and Fitness, and has regular network segments on local Phoenix affiliate stations. She holds a Master's degree in Clinical and Sport psychology, and has covered many areas of technology ranging from 3D printing and game development to neurotech and funding for over 15 years.

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