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Amazon customers to pick up parcels from local corner shops

5,000 UK corner shops will become Amazon Collect+ delivery points
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Amazon looks to 5,000 UK corner shops to acts as Collect+ delivery points.

The etailer teamed up with courier company Collect+ to trial the scheme in London with small scale items, and after a positive reaction decided to roll it out nationwide. Collect+ works with a number of retailers including eBay and ASDA.

There’s nothing more annoying than missing a delivery, only to find it’s gone back to the depo and needs to be redelivered. Or to find your precious parcel has been left with a neighbour who happens to of gone out just when you’re knocking at the door trying to get it back. And let’s not even get into the neighbours who claim they never received your parcel…

With Amazon’s Collect+ parcels can be delivered to a corner shop or newsagent to ensure that the parcel is locally available for collection.

With most shops staying open past normal office hours, Amazon customers will have more chance of getting their packages home on the same day that they were attempted to be delivered.

The Collect+ scheme will also allow customers to send back unwanted items to Amazon.

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