Amazon recently announced the addition of thousands of new free package pickup locations nationwide. With the expansion of the online mega-retailer’s Counter service, you’ll have the option to pick up your order from new partner stores GNC, Health Mart and Stage Stores.

Counter is a convenient option that lets you skip the ship-to-your-home process. The service, which is available for free with eligible Same-Day, One-Day, Two-Day and Standard Shipping purchases, lets you pick up your Amazon purchases on your own schedule. That means no more waiting at home for a delivery!

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Patrick Supanc, Worldwide Director of Amazon Hub, said in a press release, “The response we’ve heard from our customers and partners after the launch of Counter earlier this year has been tremendous.” Supanc continued, “This new network of pickup points gives customers a pickup experience that is fast, flexible and convenient, and partners are thrilled with the strong engagement and additional foot traffic Counter is driving for their stores.”

To use Counter, simply select one of the pickup points during the Amazon checkout process. Amazon will send you an email notification and a barcode as soon as your purchase arrives at the selected destination. You have 14 days from the notification to go to the location, show the barcode to the store’s staff (they will scan it) and pick up your package.

—Erica Loop



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