Amazon customers will now be able to pick up parcels from their local High Street within 12 hours of ordering.
Customers will be notified by text or email that their parcel has arrived at their local shop, with those ordering online by 7:45pm being able to collect their order from 6:30am the following morning. Customers who have placed an order by 11:45am can pick up their parcel from 4pm that day.
The service will cost shoppers £4.99, and for a limited time, those who have an Amazon Prime account will be able to use it free of charge.
“This is our fastest pick-up service yet,” said Christopher North, managing director of Amazon.co.uk. “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. This new service brings together both of those great benefits.”
Amazon offers more than 6,000 pick-up locations. Including ‘Pass my Parcel’ stores, Collect+ stores and Amazon Lockers.
“We have recently added Birmingham International Airport and a number of London tube stations to our ever-expanding list of pick-up locations,” added North. “Our intention is to keep rapidly adding to the many thousands of existing pick-up locations to ensure that customers all over the UK are provided with as much choice as possible when it comes to the delivery of their Amazon order.”