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Amazon teams up with Post Office for parcel pick-up service

Amazon has just announced it’s extending its Pickup Location Programme to include a huge chunk of our nation’s Post Office branches.

Over 10,500 Post Office stores will be added to the scheme, allowing Amazon customers to collect their parcels from their local branch of choice.

This means there are now somewhere around 16,000 pick-up locations across the country, offering choice for people who might not want to, or be able to, receive deliveries at a home address.

Christopher North, Amazon.co.uk’s Managing Director, said: “Pickup Locations have become the delivery method of choice for many shoppers.

He continued: “Offering the collection of packages from Post Offices is another great way of providing our customers with the highest levels of convenience.”

Amazon says its Pickup Location Programme has seen its user-base triple over the last year, with current collection avenues including ‘Pass My Parcel’ stores, Collect stores, and the firm’s own Amazon Lockers.

‘Pass My Parcel’ is Amazon’s ‘fastest service to date’, allowing customers to order their deliveries before 11.45am, and be able to pick-up the parcel at 4pm the same day.

Customers with Amazon Prime are also offered the chance to get free one-day delivery on packages, as well as a raft of other services including access to the Prime Instant Video service and Kindle book loaning.

Delivery to Post Offices is free for customers with Amazon Prime subscriptions, while non-Prime users will be charged First Class delivery rates for packages.

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