We all know that the best part of ordering products on Amazon is the convenience.
Make a purchase on your computer and it comes right to your home.
But just last week, Amazon launched a new service in the United States…picking up your new stuff at the store!
Why Not Have it Delivered?
OK, the first question is: why would I buy something at the store when it will go right to my house?
Well, the answer is twofold.
First, if you live in a busy neighborhood (especially one with a history of deliveries getting stolen when left at your door), you can secure the products you’ve order by having them sent to the store.
Second, if you are out of town and are concerned with leaving a package on your porch for several days, you can choose to have the store hold on to them until you get home.
Where is the Pick Up?
The next question is: what store will be holding my products?
Right now, the rollout is beginning with Rite Aid stores in select locations. This is done through the Amazon Counter program.
The tech giant is expecting to have pick-up programs in at least 1500 locations by the end of 2019.
Additionally, they are currently allowing small and medium size businesses to apply for the privilege of being a pick-up center.
How Does it Work?
If you are interested in using the Counter program, you can select it during the checkout process.
When choosing your product, chose your zip code in the cart and Amazon will send you an email containing a barcode. When your package arrives (which will follow the normal timeframes as if it came to your home) go to the location and the clerk at the Counter affiliate will scan the barcode.
Take your purchase home and enjoy.