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Apple Expands Personal Pickup to United Kingdom

Following the launch of Personal Pickup in Australia and Canada earlier this week, Apple today expanded the in-store pickup service to the United Kingdom. Personal Pickup allows customers to place an order on the Apple Online Store or Apple Store app and pick it up at a nearby Apple Retail Store, generally within an hour.

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Personal Pickup launched in the U.S. in 2011, but was unavailable elsewhere until this week. The service is offered for several Apple products, including Macs, iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs and the Apple Watch. Apple notifies customers via email or text message when their order is available for in-store pickup with a valid photo ID.

MacRumors broke the news earlier this month that Apple was planning an international expansion of Personal Pickup in Australia, Canada, France and the United Kingdom, and the service is now live in three of those four countries. The service will likely launch in at least a few more countries in the near future.

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Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts has been working to bridge the gap between Apple's online and retail store shopping experiences, and the international expansion of Personal Pickup fits within those plans. Apple has opened 463 retail stores in 17 countries since May 2001, with nearly 200 located outside the U.S.



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27 weeks ago

God save the Queen.


Is she in trouble?
Rating: 7 Votes
27 weeks ago
God save the Queen.
Rating: 5 Votes
27 weeks ago

Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau


Go back to your sheep.
Rating: 3 Votes
27 weeks ago
As I always like to buy online and get extra Avios points through the BA shopping portal, this is the best of both worlds when I come to buy any Apple stuff.
Rating: 2 Votes
27 weeks ago
Thank you apple!!
Rating: 2 Votes
27 weeks ago
Called it last night > http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/apple-planning-international-expansion-of-personal-pickup-service.1934496/page-3#post-22272820
Rating: 2 Votes
27 weeks ago
About time. ;)
Rating: 2 Votes
27 weeks ago

God save the Queen.

Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau
Rating: 1 Votes
27 weeks ago

In the past I have simply given the store a ring and they have placed it on one side for me.


That could involve ringing multiple stores to check if they have stock. With this service you enter a post code and you can immediately see which stores have stock available for collection. A significant improvement.
Rating: 1 Votes
27 weeks ago

I read the title, naively, as meaning that Apple would pick you up from your house, drive you to the store to buy your goodies, and then drop you off back at your house - maybe allowing you to invite the kind driver in for a cuppa tea. Maybe one day :D

If Pizza Hut does it, one day Apple will too :P
Rating: 1 Votes

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