Amazon partners with Rite Aid for package pickup nationwide

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019 file photo, people stand in the lobby for Amazon offices in New York. Amazon will add more than 1,500 package pickup locations in a partnership with the pharmacy chain Rite Aid. Starting Thursday, June 27 customers will be able to pick up packages at more than 100 Rite Aid stores and that will jump to more than 1,500 by year’s end. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
FILE - This Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, file photo, shows a Rite Aid location in Philadelphia. Amazon will add more than 1,500 package pickup locations in a partnership with the pharmacy chain Rite Aid. Starting Thursday, June 27, 2019, customers will be able to pick up packages at more than 100 Rite Aid stores and that will jump to more than 1,500 by year’s end. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

SEATTLE — Amazon will add more than 1,500 package pickup locations in a partnership with the national pharmacy chain Rite Aid.

Starting Thursday, customers will be able to pick up orders at more than 100 Rite Aid stores and that will jump to more than 1,500 by the end of the year.

Major retailers broadsided by the lightening ascent of Amazon.com have discovered one advantage: physical locations where customers can pick up their items if they choose.

Amazon is trying to offset that advantage through partnerships and said Thursday that in addition to Rite Aid, it's looking for more small to midsized businesses as well as other large chains to ally itself with in a service it's calling "Counter."

Amazon is increasingly cutting deals with major retailers to address what has become a priority in the retail sector: convenience for customers.

Next month, Kohl's will expand its partnership with Amazon when it begins accepting Amazon returns at all of its 1,150 stores.

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