What you need to know
- Apple is making plans to speed up shipping times.
- Brick-and-mortar retail stores will become shipping hubs.
- This is becoming common practice within the retail industry.
Apple will begin using its hundreds of retail stores across the U.S. and Canada as shipping hubs for purchases made online, a plan intended to mitigate shipping delays. According to Bloomberg, this process will speed up shipping times to online shoppers who will be able to get items shipped from local areas instead of from one of its distribution centers, or straight from China.
This disbursement of products for shipping is a new trend in retail designed to reduce shipping times, improve margins, and ease the environmental impact.
This isn't anything customers will see change on their end. It's all being taken care of on Apple's side.
Reduced shipping times and easing the environmental impact sounds like a win across the board, both for retailers like Apple and consumers like us. Let's hope it means we see faster shipment dates for the iPhone 12 than we did for the Apple Watch Series 6.
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