Amazon Orders the Addition of Thousands of Delivery Locations Shortly After Parting from Fed-Ex
SEATTLE, WA - If Amazon is in its feelings over its split from Fed-Ex earlier this year, the e-tail giant isn’t showing it. Instead, Amazon is plowing forward with more strategic moves to bolster its delivery network and operation. This week, the company announced it is teaming up with new partners GNC, Health Mart, and Stage Stores in order to expand its Counter service (a network of staffed pickup points where shoppers can recieve their Amazon packages) to thousands of Amazon Hub locations.
“The response we’ve heard from our customers and partners after the launch of Counter earlier this year has been tremendous,” said Patrick Supanc, Worldwide Director of Amazon Hub. “This new network of pickup points gives customers a pickup experience that is fast, flexible, and convenient, and partners are thrilled with the strong engagement and additional foot traffic Counter is driving for their stores.”
According to a press release, Counter—which is part of the Amazon Hub family, including Locker, Locker+, and Apartment Locker, and designed to bring the ultimate convenience to customers via pickup and return points—easily turns a store of any size into a pickup location available to millions of Amazon customers. Now, with GNC, Health Mart, and Stage Stores in its ranks, Amazon is speeding up the delivery process with new Counter locations, furthering the growth of its logistics network.
The success and uniqueness of Amazon Counter has also drawn quite a bit of industry interest, with retailers, convenience stores, and small businesses clamoring to partner with Amazon on this service, as noted in the retailer’s press release.
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