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Report: Amazon planning a direct pickup option


Seattle – is reportedly planning to offer customers a new option for directly picking up orders.

According to GeekWire, Amazon is currently testing the service, called Amazon Flex, in its Kirkland, Washington, distribution facility.

A sign inside the facility instructs Amazon Flex users to take a ticket with a number, look for the number to be displayed, and then pick up their package. Amazon has not discussed exactly how Flex would work, or when or where it may roll out.

In addition, Amazon is reportedly preparing to launch its Prime Now one-hour delivery service in Seattle, with Portland, Oregon, as the next targeted city. Amazon has also reportedly applied for alcohol delivery licenses at all three of its Seattle-area distribution facilities.

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