Amazon delivers same-day delivery from local mall stores in select cities

Amazon partners with select stores we’re used to seeing in local malls to offer Prime same-day deliveries. For now, this only applies to orders from PacSun, GNC, Superdry and Diesel, but Amazon says it’s working to offer same-day deliveries of Sur La Table and 100% Pure in “coming months.”

Service is also limited to certain cities, which include in and around Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Miami, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Seattle, and Washington, DC. If you’re near any of these areas, Amazon says you can now browse and order a selection of merchandise from local mall stores on Amazon.

At the moment, the choice of Amazon stores seems a bit slim. But if you need some vitamins or a pair of jeans in a bind — and haven’t been hanging out at the mall in years — this can come in handy. While it might seem counterintuitive for Amazon to offer products to other stores, it’s likely the e-commerce giant’s attempt to build on its growing fulfillment business. Online stores can already give customers the option to purchase a product with Prime privileges, and now Amazon is allowing physical stores to attract more buyers by backing off their services.

This is also not the first time that Amazon has taken delivery of local stores. Before Amazon acquired Whole Foods, it began offering one-hour deliveries from local markets in select cities in 2015. Now, the one-hour grocery delivery service lists Whole Foods and Amazon Fresh in most areas, with more limited availability for store-delivery. local.

In addition to same-day deliveries, Amazon also offers Prime members free same-day delivery from select stores. Non-members can take advantage of free local pickups as well, but you’ll have to spend at least $25 – the same minimum you’ll have to meet to get free shipping.

Amazon’s announcement is in line with previous reports about the company’s plans to pick up and deliver merchandise from malls. At the time, reports indicated that Amazon would use Flex drivers it contracted with to deliver packages from the mall. According to the press release, you can count on an Amazon Delivery Partner to pick up and deliver orders.

“Expanding Amazon’s same-day delivery service to include beloved brands delivered directly from nearby retail locations is just another way we’re offering customers more choice and faster speeds,” Sarah Matthew, Amazon Delivery Experience Manager, said in a statement.

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