Seattle-based Amazon is teaming up with Camp Hill, Pa.-based Rite Aid to launch a new program called Counter allowing customers the option to pick up their Amazon packages in-store.
Amazon customers will now have access to more than 100 Counter locations in Rite Aid stores across the U.S., with thousands of additional locations coming soon.
Delivery to a Counter location will be available for the tens of millions of items sold on Amazon.com and works with Amazon’s Same-Day, One-Day, Two-Day and Standard Shipping. The service is available to all customers at no extra cost.
By the end of the year, the service will roll out across 1,500 Rite Aid locations — from Oyster Bay, N.Y., to Chula Vista, Calif.
Amazon said it is actively looking to bring additional partners onboard, including small to midsize businesses and other large chains.
“Amazon is always looking for innovative and convenient ways for customers to ship and receive their orders,” said Patrick Supanc, worldwide director of Amazon Hub. “With Counter, we’ve leveraged our growing logistics network and invested in new, easy-to-use technology to give customers yet another delivery option rooted in flexibility and control. We are excited to partner with national businesses like Rite Aid, and local businesses in the future, to create an outstanding experience for our shared customers.”