Visiting an Apple Store is a breeze because there are no lineups at the register, no pushy salespeople, and you may try out any product before you buy it. If an item is out of stock, the staff will direct you to Apple’s website, where you can complete the purchase as if you were at home.
Mark Gurman claims that will soon change. According to Gurman’s most recent Power On email, Apple is soon going to use home shipping via the Apple Store EasyPay checkout.
Many items, including those sold on the Apple online store, will have free shipping. Apple offers free two-day shipping on many items and free next-day shipping on in-stock iPhones, Macs, iPads, Apple Watches, and Apple TVs. In addition, if there is an Apple Store in close proximity, you can get same-day shipping for $9.
Whether the new strategy means that Apple Stores will have less merchandise on hand or is just a way to make the shopping experience smoother is not yet known. The new method, according to Gurman, will debut next month, just in time for the new autumn products.
Executive Editor Michael Simon