Amazon could kill the Vending Machine
Amazon just created another product distribution model to make life easier for customers. This time the company’s “victims” are vending machines and shops.
The new service, called “Instant Receipt”, allows the customer to claim the Amazon application and receive the product within two minutes on the previously specified websites.
The service is available today to core customers at five American universities, but the company has previously announced that it will expand the service by the end of the year. (Amazon already runs 22 university enrollment points, and this structure is being improved using the instant enrollment feature.)
The group the customer has to choose from “hundreds” of items such as snacks, soft drinks, and mobile phones – and of course – personal Amazon tools. Upon receiving the application through the application, the Amazon employee will prepare the product and place it in a “wardrobe” (fitness store).
The cabinet key is a structural symbol created by the application time. So far, it’s been Amazon’s fastest delivery time on the Prime Now service (delivery within an hour in some urban areas). When shopping for groceries, customers can submit their requests online and go to the store to receive them within 15 minutes.
While instant pickup puts Amazon in direct competition with “distribution engines” – it’s hugely popular and part of the American scene – Reuters notes that due to the space required to carry a specific inventory, there is a substitute within schools and corporate offices. At least inside, the vending machines remain secure.