The tech giant has already started sending orders directly from retail stores, according to Bloomberg, instead of sending them from a distribution center or directly from China, as was usually the case.
Unfortunately, you will not be able to choose whether your order will be shipped from a warehouse or from a store - obviously, the decision is based solely on Apple's operations team.
You can pick up your order from a retail store if you live within 100 miles of an Apple Store.
Apple will send orders from one of the stores through it United Parcel Service Inc. in Canada, and through FedEx in the USA, and they could only arrive the next day. In addition to faster delivery, the company told its staff that this practice would reduce costs and possibly increase profit margins.
Apple started trying this program with the opening of its stores after closing due to COVID-19. It has since expanded the availability of the program, although it has not yet been available to all locations in the US and Canada.
According to the publication, this move can keep the stores operational even if they are not open due to pandemic.
The company is experimenting with the shape of its stores after the situation brought by COVID-19, and recently started testing the "Apple ExpressIn California. In the form Express, staff will serve customers one at a time and ship their devices quickly if pre-purchasing online.
Apple is considering turning some retail locations into online support or call centers so that they do not have to close again due to the pandemic, according to Engadget.