To expedite delivery and improve profit margins, the company will now apparently use some retail stores in the US and Canada as distribution centers.
In the US, in-stock items will be shipped through FedEx Corp. United Parcel Service Inc. will be used for deliveries in Canada.
The new approach will improve delivery times for customers who live closer to a store than a warehouse. The program will reportedly apply to people who reside within 100 miles from a store.
As a result, some customers may get items as soon as a day after order placement. Currently, Apple takes two to three business days on average to ship products.
The company will internally decide whether to send a product via a distribution center or a store, and consumers won’t have a say in the decision.