Personal Pickup now available at Apple Stores in Canada and Australia

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in General Discussion edited November 2015
After years of offering Personal Pickup at U.S. Apple Stores, Apple on Tuesday activated the service in Canada and Australia, meaning customers in those countries can order online and pick up their goods at a brick-and-mortar store.




With Personal Pickup, shoppers can complete the checkout process from the comfort of their home or office and pick up their order that same day, effectively bypassing the usual Apple Store crowds. An international rollout was rumored earlier this month, as Apple was said to be training retail clerks in Australia, France and the UK.

Apple already allows customers to reserve in-stock products online in most regions, though orders must be processed in-store.

Personal Pickup debuted in the U.S. in 2011 and has since become a staple shopping feature for Apple Store regulars. Using the service, customers check stock on hand at their nearest Apple Store and complete their purchase online. Apple sends out a text or email notification once an order is ready for pickup, at which point customers only need to visit their selected store and present an employee with a photo ID.

The activation of Personal Pickup follows Apple's Canadian Apple Pay launch, which took place earlier today. Australia, too, will be granted access to Apple's touchless payments solution later this week as part of a partnership with American Express.

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    Yep, an Apple Store in our corner of Apple Australia's domain would be a fine thing. Like most American's, Apple seems to think NZ is a small inconsequential group of islands south of Tasmania, to be run from Sydney. On ya.
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    hentaiboyhentaiboy Posts: 1,014member
    fearless wrote: »
    Yep, an Apple Store in our corner of Apple Australia's domain would be a fine thing. Like most American's, Apple seems to think NZ is a small inconsequential group of islands south of Tasmania, to be run from Sydney. On ya.

    Good excuse for a shopping trip to Sydney. And claim back the GST when you leave.
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    newbeenewbee Posts: 2,055member
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    Originally Posted by fearless View Post



    Yep, an Apple Store in our corner of Apple Australia's domain would be a fine thing. Like most American's, Apple seems to think NZ is a small inconsequential group of islands south of Tasmania, to be run from Sydney. On ya.

    Well, if it makes you feel better, Canada has over 35 million people and has a geographical area similar to the US of A.....and we're just being included this week ...... Patience is a virtue...until it isn't and then it's a bitch.  I feel your pain.

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