Apple expands NYC same-day delivery, brings personal pickup to Canada + Australia

After launching same-day delivery in San Francisco this May, Apple has expanded the expedited shipping option to most areas of New York City and some of its surrounding towns, MacRumors has discovered. For $19, most orders placed through the Apple Store app or on Apple’s online store are guaranteed to be delivered by Postmates within a two-hour window, and customers who order through the Apple Store app are provided with tracking information and estimated delivery times. Shoppers who don’t live within the Postmates delivery area won’t see the option for same-day delivery at checkout. So far the option has only popped up in the NYC and San Francisco areas, but Postmates has a presence in several other major U.S. cities.
In other Apple product delivery news, customers in Canada and Australia can now opt for in-store pickup for items purchased from Apple’s online store, Apple Insider reports. Apple Stores allow customers to reserve in-stock products online in most parts of the world, but those purchases still must be completed inside the store. The option to pick up already purchased items in-store was previously only available at U.S. locations. Apple is also said to be training employees in the U.K. and France on the new process.


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