Same-day delivery Amazon is now a thing

15 October 2014

amazon logo As of today, customers ordering stuff from Amazon will be able to get it the same day.

In its boldest impression of 'a shop' yet, you'll be able to purchase online before 11.45am and then collect at one of the company's 500 collection points.

Also, as part of its ‘Pick-up Location’ programme Amazon also said that users will be able to order by 7.45pm to pick up from 6.30am the following day. It will initially be free to members of Amazon’s £79 per year Prime premium service and £4.99 per delivery for non-members.

Amazon reckons that this drives people back to high streets where they spend more money in other shops. Usually a few bob in Poundland and some slap-up sausage rolls from Greggs.

Chris North, managing director of Amazon.co.uk said “We know that customers want a variety of different delivery options and many are choosing collection from pick-up locations as their preferred delivery method. You can certainly expect us to continue to add more and more pick up locations to the thousands already in existence.”

“We know that Prime customers love fast delivery and the convenience to pick up their order at a time and place that suits them best,” said Mr North. He claimed “This new service brings together both of those great benefits.”

Amazon reckon they now have over 6000+ pick-up points, which themselves have doubled in number in the last year.

TOPICS:   High Street News

1 comment

  • Alexis
    Once upon a time Amazon free delivery meant the item would arrive in about 2 days. Now it's about 5. They could just bring that back and everything would be sorted.

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