Amazon and the Post Office: together at last
Don't panic, it's not forever or a bid for the Christmas No.1 or anything, the online retail giant have teamed up with the posties, to allow buyers to have their parcels delivered to the branches directly.
That's quite good news for anyone whose postman stashes their items with the neighbour but neglects to inform the actual recipient.
10,500 Post Offices are now added to Amazon's Pickup Location Programme - which sounds slightly unsavoury. This however brings the total of Pick Up posts to 16,000 in the UK.
It's an odd but good move for the online shop to team up with the very thing it was trying to destroy, which is quite a nice festive message for us all to take from it.
Oh but of course, there has to be something in it for Amazon too, so the service will be yet another incentive to sign up to its Prime subscription deal; free with Prime, Post Office deliveries will otherwise cost standard First Class post rates.