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Amazon launches Instant Pickup in the US

Amazon in the US has launched Instant Pickup, a free service offering Prime and Prime Student members a curated selection of products available for pickup in two minutes or less at five of the retailer's staffed pickup locations.

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Amazon launches Instant Pickup in the US

Amazon in the US has launched Instant Pickup, a free service offering Prime and Prime Student members a curated selection of products available for pickup in two minutes or less at five of the retailer's staffed pickup locations.

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 of student programs at Amazon. “As shopping behaviours 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.”

Items can be picked up from locations in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Berkeley in California, Columbus in Ohio, and College Park.

With Instant Pickup, Prime and Prime Student members can use the Amazon App to shop for items such as food, cold drinks, personal care items, technology Amazon devices like the Echo, Echo Dot, Fire TV and a selection of Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers.

Amazon plans to introduce more Instant Pickup locations in the US in the next few months.

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