|More Than 16,000 Amazon Pickup Locations Now Available Across The UK With The Introduction Of Collection From Post Office Branches|
Deliveries made to Amazon Pickup Locations nationally have more than tripled in the last yearSlough – 25th November, 2014 – Amazon.co.uk today announced an expansion of its PickUp Location Programme to include more than 10,500 Post Office branches, taking the total number of Amazon pickup points across the UK to more than 16,000.
10,500 Post Office branches added to PickUp Location Programme as Amazon extends its long standing partnership with Royal Mail.
Deliveries made to Amazon Pickup Locations nationally have more than tripled in the last year as customers continue to enjoy the convenience that they provide. Through Royal Mail’s Local Collect service, shoppers can now have their orders delivered to Post Office branches.
“Customers can collect their Amazon orders from over 16,000 Pickup Locations across the UK,” said Christopher North, Managing Director of Amazon.co.uk Ltd. “Pickup Locations have become the delivery method of choice for many shoppers. Offering the collection of packages from Post Offices is another great way of providing our customers with the highest levels of convenience.”
Amazon customers select their preferred Pickup Location during checkout at Amazon.co.uk and then present identification at the Post Office branch to receive their parcel. Delivery to Post Offices branches is free for Amazon Prime members. Customers who are not Prime members will be charged First Class delivery rates.
Existing Amazon Pickup Locations include ‘Pass My Parcel’ stores, Collect+ stores and Amazon Lockers. ‘Pass My Parcel’ – a result of a collaboration with newspaper and magazine distributor Smiths News, a division of Connect Group Plc – launched in October 2014 and is our fastest service to date, available at more than 500 newsagents and convenience stores. Same day collection allows customers to order as late as 11.45am for collection from 4pm. For a limited time, Amazon Prime members will be able to use this new Same-Day pick-up service free of charge.
Amazon Prime offers members unlimited One-Day Delivery on over 7 million items, access to 500,000 Kindle books to borrow and unlimited streaming of more than 15,000 popular movies and TV episodes through Prime Instant Video – the UK’s largest movie and TV streaming service – all for the low price of £79 a year.
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