Amazon – the e-commerce giant – is rolling out pick-up points in the United States of America. These pick-up points allow the customers to collect their orders within just a few minutes of ordering them online. The online retailing giant is increasing its competition with brick and mortar retailers and other e-commerce sites by introducing this new service.
Amazon working on a new service that would let you have your orders in a few minutes
The online retailing company has released Instant Pickup locations at over five college campuses in its most recent push into bricks and mortar. The e-commerce company is planning to add more sites by the end of the year.
The customers who are using the mobile app of the e-commerce giant can choose from countless of items at each pickup point, including drinks, phone chargers, snacks, etc. The employees of the retail titan will load orders into lockers within two minutes and the consumers are given a bar code to access them. The director of student programmes of Amazon said, “I want to buy a can of coke because I’m thirsty. There’s no chance I’m going to order that on Amazon.com and wait however long it’s going to take for that to ship to me. I can provide that kind of service here.”
This move by the e-commerce company is coming only two months after the online retailer revealed that it has assented to buy Whole Foods Market in a €13.7bn deal.
Also, the company has opened a number of book stores in its native United States and is piloting cashless Amazon Go grocery stores that depend on tech to take automatic payments from shoppers instead of relying on checkouts. Currently, the company has opened 22 locations across the country for same-day pick-up.
Donald Trump criticizes Amazon against over jobs and taxes
Donald Trump – the President of United States and billionaire – criticized the online retailing giant on the micro-blogging site Twitter on Wednesday over jobs and taxes. The U.S. President accused the U.S.-based e-commerce giant of causing job losses and hurting U.S. localities. Like mostly every other time, the multi-billionaire did not have any evidence to support his claims.
After the comments of the President got live, the shares of the online retailer declined 0.5% at $978.00 in premarket trade. The e-commerce company has said that it has more than 50,000 job openings across the United States to assist in fulfilling customer orders. The e-commerce company hosted several job fairs earlier this month to fill those job vacancies.