Amazon bringing almost 5,000 collection points to Britain

17 August 2012

amazon logo There’s nothing more annoying than missing the delivery of an Amazon package, leading you to have to rearrange delivery or trek to your nearest Royal Mail collection office to pick it up yourself. Well, maybe Amazon’s reluctance to pay UK tax – that’s quite annoying, but we digress.

Things are going to get a bit easier as the online retail giant will soon be delivering your cut-price goodies to almost 5,000 corner shops and newsagents across the land, where they’ll be waiting for you to pick up at your convenience. These will be in addition to the collection lockers that Amazon already have located in key locations around the country.

Some low-key trialling of the new service is already underway with the service expected to be expanded later in the year. Customers will also be able to return goods to Amazon courtesy of the Collect+ service. The company behind Collect+, Paypoint, are also looking to expand their offering, all of which could be great news for Amazon and its customers, but another blow for the beleaguered high street.

TOPICS:   UK News   High Street News


  • BS
    If it's free, sounds great for me (I work, and live in a flat... it's a hassle waiting for royal mail cards and having to go further out).
  • Martin
    They are paying the tax they have to. Don't like it? Stand for government and change the laws.
  • Sicknote
    Funny thing is; they're at Citylink & Yodel depots so you'll still have to collect your fecking parcel when the Terry Feckwitt driver doesn't bother.
  • TimB
    I use Collect+ for catalogue deliveries - it's a great service, and loads easier than arsing about waiting in or going to pick things up from the sorting office. Just nip in the newsagents and grab it on the way home from work. Definitely a good service to have.

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