Apple will supposedly be shipping its devices and accessories straight from the company’s retail stores in North America.
Usually, the company had made use of a network of distribution centres and its China factories in order to attain online orders but now, it might be quickening up the delivery times as it uses about 300 stores in the US and Canada.
This move has helped other retailers believe that they would be able to lessen costs, raise margins, and lessen the impact on the environment.
There will be no option to order from a store and customers will not know where they come from, according to Bloomberg. These changes will all be made behind the scenes and the scheme will apply to orders that are placed from within 100 miles of an outlet.
This will also let Apple stores keep selling devices regardless of the restrictions that come with the COVID-19 pandemic. A lot of Apple locations have been shut down all over due to the virus and since then has transformed a few of the back rooms into small support centres.
Apple has 38 stores in the UK and it is not clear if they will also adopt this model and if it will have more of an impact in Britain due to its smaller region.
It is predicted for Apple to unveil a lot of products this week, as well as the first iPhone which is suited for 5G networks.