- Amazon announced Instant Pickup in August 2017, offering instant purchasing much like a vending machine.
- It started with five Pickup locations and announced plans to expand.
- Amazon has now quietly ended the program, a company spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider.
- Amazon is still keeping and expanding the Pickup locations, which now have the same functionality without the instant offering.
A year ago, Amazon debuted a new way to pick up items within minutes of ordering them, calling it Instant Pickup.
Customers could order items like snacks, drinks, and basic essentials from the Amazon app and use a barcode to access their purchase at designated Pickup locations. An Amazon employee would fill an Instant Pickup locker within minutes of the order being placed.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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