Amazon has joined up with London Underground to install Amazon Lockers in two Tube Station car parks; Finchley Central and Newbury Park. Customers will be able to have their orders delivered there from Monday 30 June and is free for Prime members and GBP1.99 for next day locker delivery for with the standard delivery option for orders over GBP10.
- Deliveries made to Amazon Lockers nationally have more than doubled in the last year as customers continue to enjoy the flexibility the service provides.
- The number of Amazon Locker locations across the UK is now approaching 300. They are positioned in convenient locations across the UK such as shopping centres, supermarkets, universities and libraries.
- Most items sold by and fullfiled by Amazon can be delivered to lockers bar some potentially flammable and oversized items.
- Christopher North, Managing Director of Amazon.co.uk Ltd said .“Some of our first lockers in the world were launched in London and they have become the preferred delivery option for many in the capital,” “We are delighted to have teamed up with TfL to bring the convenience of Amazon Lockers to an even greater number of London commuters.”
- Amazon also revealed that on its busiest day in the run up to Christmas (Monday 2nd December 2013), 4.1 million items were ordered on Amazon.co.uk - a rate of around 47 items ordered per second.
- Amazon has invested over GBP 1bn in its UK Operations. Amazon also supports the British economy by purchasing goods and services from British suppliers, over the last 5 years more than GBP 1bn has been paid to delivery companies like Royal Mail to deliver packages across the UK.
This move follows the launch of Asda & Tesco collection points in Tube Station car parks as well as the closure of ticket offices in Tube Stations. This combined with the 11 million journeys a day made via public transport in London as well as wi-fi at 137 Underground stations gives Amazon the ability to reach even more customers in a more convenient and economic fashion.