Amazon's Instant Pickup To Compete With Convenience Stores

Aug. 16, 2017

Amazon has announced Instant Pickup, a free service offering Prime and Prime Student members a curated selection of daily essentials available for pickup in two minutes or less from vending machines or self-service lockers. The roll out is happening at five fully-staffed locations in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Berkeley, CA, Columbus, OH, and College Park, MD. Items available with Instant Pickup include snacks, drinks and electronics, as well as some of Amazon’s most popular devices.

Amazon plans to expand the Instant Pickup program to other locations near college campuses, and even to the mass market if all goes well. 

Editor's Insight: Amazon will essentially become a convenience store offering quick grab and go items that can be ordered ahead of time via mobile and computer.