Amazon Launches 'Pickup Points' At Canada Post Locations

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Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Pickup Points in Canada. This is a new delivery option for Canadians where they can pick up orders at Canada Post retail locations throughout the country.

"We're continuously working to introduce new programs and shipping options that make our customers' lives easier," said Alexandre Gagnon, country manager for Amazon.ca. "We know the holidays get busy, so we're excited to introduce Amazon Pickup Points which give customers who are always on the go a convenient and secure alternative to receive Amazon.ca packages."

"Canadians want delivery options that suit their busy lifestyles," said Canada Post CEO Deepak Chopra. "By providing access to our 6,200 locations across the country, Amazon.ca is adding unparalleled convenience for its customers."

Here in the U.S., Amazon has a similar service called Amazon Locker, which consists of lockers at various retail locations, where customers can pick up their orders. Meanwhile, the company continues to experiment with numerous ways of delivering goods and services to customers.

The company has been testing taxis for package delivery as well as bike messengers. As you probably also know, it wants to get its Prime Air drone program off the ground (so to speak), though that faces some significant regulatory hurdles.

For customers to use Pickup Points, packages must have a length of no more than 2 meters or a length + girth of no more than 3 meters, and have a shipping weight of no more than 30 kilos.

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