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Amazon Ties Up With Rite Aid To Introduce Package Pickup Service In The US

Amazon has introduced package pickup services in its courier system for those customers, who can’t wait for the orders to be delivered at their homes. Therefore, they can collect their orders from the counters set by the online retail giant at several locations. The company has given the opportunity to manage Counters system to Rite Aid drug stores. The service is free and applicable to all the orders delivered via Prime Shipping as well as Standard Shipping tools.

The pickup service was first introduced in Europe and the UK, where the customers could collect their packages from newsagents and post offices. Now, the service is expanding to the US as well. Initially, the service is offered by 100 Rite Aid stores and by the year-end, the service will expand to all 1,500 stores.

Amazon has launched this service after it broke trade links with the globally established courier company FedEx earlier this month. However, the e-commerce retail giant has several supporters and approaches—such as the United Postal Service and its exclusive courier service Amazon Key—to run its business without any hindrance.

On a similar note, the e-commerce giant and Boulder company Nite Ize—a manufacturer of phone mounts and LED flashlights under the brand, STEELIE—together filed a case against several counterfeiters who have been selling fake Nite Ize products at a higher cost. The lawsuit is filed in a Seattle federal court. The US Customers and Border Protection agency brought the subject matter into the limelight last year and detained a consignment of 300 fake STEELIE brand car mounts.

The suit is investigating to recognize eleven folks and businesses, which were operating third-party supplier accounts on Amazon’s e-commerce platform and selling counterfeit versions of Nite Ize manufactured items.

Nite Ize and Amazon alleged that the defendants marketed and sold duplicate versions of the STEELIE products, and violated Business Solutions Agreement of Amazon.

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