Shop Online, Reserve Your Items & Pick Up at the Store

Shop a huge selection, quickly and conveniently.

  • Fast service from reservation (or order) to ready for pickup
  • 30,000 computer items and expert help in each store
  • Ready for you in just 18 minutes!*

How to Place an In-store Pickup Reservation:

Select Your Store

  • From the drop-down menu at the top of any page, choose a store location to pick up your reservation. If you've already selected your favorite Micro Center location, it will be pre-selected in your cart.

Complete Your Reservation

  • Continue through our safe shopping checkout procedure to place your items on reserve.
    NOTE: Payment for in-store pickup items is accepted at the store only; online or phone payment is not accepted for in-store pickup items.

Receive Your Confirmation Email

  • When your reservation is ready, you will receive a Reservation Ready email. Please bring a copy of this email along with a valid form of payment to claim your items.

Pick Up Your Items

  • Once you arrive at the store, feel free to shop more at your leisure. When you are ready to check out, go to the Online Orders Pickup area at the front of the store.
  • Select pre-orders may require pickup in a designated department.

Please refer to the FAQs below if you have any questions or contact Micro Center Online Customer Service.

Only in-stock items are available for in-store pickup. If you don't want to pick up all your items, you'll need to place one order for delivery and a reservation for in-store pickup separately. Your reservation must be picked up within three days.

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New! Instant Pickup®

Instant Pickup® is the fastest and most convenient way to get the latest technology. Just select Activate Instant Pickup under the Add To Cart button on the product page and complete the activation. Then click the Reserve with Instant Pickup button on the product page to reserve your item for pickup in a as little as 18 minutes at your local Micro Center store. Pay for your item at pickup and before you know it you're enjoying your new product. Don't forget, you can always get expert product advice from any of our in-store Knowledge Advisors. Get the same great technology and savings, now even faster with Instant Pickup!

PLEASE NOTE: The Instant Pickup option will remain available on all applicable products until turned off on a product page. Once turned off, you'll need to reactivate the option to utilize it again. Instant Pickup is only available for in-store items. You will receive an Order Confirmation email when your Instant Pickup order is ready, at which time you'll have three (3) days to pickup up your order.

Turning Off Instant Pickup
There are two ways to turn off Instant Pickup. If you activated Instant Pickup as a Guest, just click Turn Off Instant Pickup under the Reserve With Instant Pickup button on the product page.
If you signed in to your Insider account, Instant Pickup is activated by default. To turn it off, go to My Profile, select Change Account Information, scroll down and uncheck the Activated box below Instant Pickup Reservations. This will turn off the Instant Pickup option.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I purchase in-store pickup items online?
When you are ready to check out, select IN-STORE PICKUP from the drop down menu in your shopping cart. Choose the store location where you'd like to pick up your reserved items, then continue through our "Safe Shopping" checkout procedure.

What if I can't pick up my reservation?
Your reservation will remain on hold for three days. Once that time has expired, your items will automatically be returned to the store shelf.

Will I receive an email reservation confirmation?
When you check out online, your online reservation summary will be your reservation confirmation. Then, within 18 minutes, you'll receive a Reservation Ready email confirming your reservation and providing additional details. Note: to ensure you receive this email, please add to your Safe Senders list.

Should I go to the store as soon as I place my reservation?
Please wait to receive your Reservation Ready email before heading to the store. If your items are not available, we'll email you with that information.

What if my reservation is not ready in 18 minutes?
We make every effort to complete reservations on time, but we cannot guarantee that all reservations will be ready in 18 minutes. Please wait for your Reservation Ready email before going to the store.

Where do I pick up my reservation?
To pick up your reservation, look for the In-Store Pickup Here sign. Feel free to shop more and talk with our Associates before you check out.

What if all my items aren't available?
You can pick up just the items that are available, or ask one of our Sales Associates to assist you in finding a substitute item. We do not ship products from one retail store location to another. We receive new shipments weekly, so we encourage you to try again in a few days. At this time, we are not able to offer back-in-stock notices or accept backorders.

Can I reserve some items for pickup and some to be shipped?
Yes. You will need to make a reservation for in-store pickup and an order for delivery separately.

Are there any items that cannot be reserved for pickup?
Yes. Products may not be available for in-store pickup due to manufacturer requirements or stock availability. In addition, products that are part of first-come, first-served in-store promotions, or included in special sales events cannot be reserved for pickup.

How much time do I have to pick up my reservation at the store?
You have three days to pick up your reservation. Your Reservation Ready email will indicate the latest date for end-of-business-day pickup. Please pick up your reservation by the date specified. If not, your items will automatically be returned to the store and your credit card will not be charged.

What should I bring when I come to pick up my reservation?
Please bring a valid form of payment and a printed copy of your Reservation Ready email to help process your reservation faster.

Why are some items labeled LIMIT ONE PER HOUSEHOLD?
We're frequently able to offer you amazing deals - but in limited quantities. In order to make these hot offers available to more customers, we designate them LIMIT ONE PER HOUSEHOLD. When an item is limited, you'll be able to purchase just one, whether you choose in-store pickup or shipping. This limit encompasses all reservations placed under the same customer name, credit card number and/or shipping or billing address. If the stated limit is exceeded, your reservation will be adjusted or cancelled so that all customers have an equal chance to purchase these amazing deals.

Let your friends know when these items are available, though - they can share in the great deal you found!

*Select hours (all times local): 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon. - Sat. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. The 18 minute reservation processing begins at the time the reservation was placed online. Micro Center does not guarantee that all reservations will be complete within this designated time frame. Check your Reservation Ready email for details. Out-of-stock items will be cancelled. No backorders. For assistance, contact Micro Center Online Customer Service.

 Helpful Links

Credit Cards Accepted - Payment options for in-store and online shopping
Check Order Status - How to check the status of your online order
Shipping Options - Various shipping methods and delivery schedules
In-store Pickup - The convenience of shopping online with pickup at the store
Returns and Exchanges - Guidelines and how-to instructions
Product Availability - Determine when your online order will arrive
Rebates - Search for rebates, current and expired, plus status and FAQs
Shopping Exceptions - What qualifies as an exception, as well as information that can help you place an order
FAQs - A good place to start if you have a question
Email Newsletters - Hot offers, special savings, free in-store clinics...and more
Online Order Support - How to get in touch with Live Chat, by email or phone
Contact Technical Support - Your main source of support for all IPSG, PowerSpec and WinBook products
Consumer Recycling Information - Recycling information for computer products