Amazon expands its click and collect service

26 June 2014

amazoninstant Amazon are to introduce trial online shopping pick-up lockers in London Underground car parks this month.

The company has become the latest in the line of rivals who've set up similar around the tube network.

Under the proposals, lockers will be located in the car parks at - well, not exactly underground underground - Finchley Central and Newbury Park, joining nearly 300 locations around the UK where Amazon offers the service.

This follows London Underground's tests with click and collect points for Asda last year, and is doing similar with Tesco, Waitrose and Inpost at other stations.

Picking up packages in car parks? Sounds a bit Arthur Daley...

Since the surge in clicking and collecting, Network Rail have since set up a venture with Travelex to pour £24 million into 300 Doddle pick up points. Most major retailers have cottoned on to the wonders of click and collect, offering any service at all to customers who'd rather not leave their goods to the vagaries of the post office.

Amazon has also put collection lockers in stores including Co-op outlets, as its rival eBay teams up with Argos. Meanwhile retailers including John Lewis are working with Collect+, a scheme that allows shoppers to pick up and return items bought online at more than 5,000 independent retailers.

A man, who is a commercial development director at Transport for London, and whose name is Graeme Craig, said: "Our click and collect partnerships have been extremely successful and we look forward to bringing more of the services our customers want to our network."

He went on to say that the Amazon bunk-up was part of a wider strategy to generate £3.5 billion in the years to come.

TOPICS:   Supermarket

1 comment

  • Her L.
    Surely the beauty of shopping with Amazon is that you never need to leave the house, instead spending all your days playing on the PS4 in just your pants?

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