It appears that Apple has formed a partnership with Postmates to offer same-day order delivery via its Apple Store app. As noted by MacRumors, the app has begun showing a same-day delivery option for folks in the San Francisco Bay Area, and several folks have already taken advantage of it.
For those who aren’t familiar with Postmates, it’s a logistics company that runs a network of contracted couriers who deliver goods locally. It’s available in roughly 20 major cities around the United States, but it appears in-app ordering through Apple is currently limited to San Francisco, CA.
For folks who do see the same-day delivery option, your turnaround time will depend on the product and its availability at local Apple Stores. So for instance, an Apple TV delivery may take 4 hours, while a Lightning cable may take just an hour. The delivery fee is $19 regardless of order size or cost.
The whole process is very similar to ordering Apple products direct from Postmates, which has been available for quite some time. Once the order is placed you can text your courier, and access various other live tracking options. For what it’s worth, MacRumors received their order within 35 minutes.
You can find the Apple Store app here for free.