In a bid to strengthen its offline presence, online retailing giant Amazon now offers its UK customers to pick up their purchases from nearby local shops. Collect+ Couriers have been roped in for the purpose. There are currently 4,700 Collect+ stores in UK.
Collect+ is already integrated into Amazon.co.uk Marketplace, so sellers can choose us as their delivery service. By opting for a Collect+ ‘pick up location’ at checkout, Amazon.co.uk customers can choose to collect their items from one of our thousands of shops nationwide, at a time that suits them best.
Mark Lewis, CEO, Collect+, said, “We are delighted that Amazon.co.uk customers can now choose to have purchases delivered to a Collect+ store local to them. The extension of our service means that more people will be able to use Collect+, providing further choice and convenience for their deliveries.”
The scheme is currently being run as a trial, The Telegraph reported. Customers can pick up books, clothes and other products from the Collect+ stores. If the trial is successful, it will be rolled out on a wider basis.
Amazon has been gearing up for battle with other parties, including internet giant Google. By extending its offline presence, the retailer will also be taking on the high street stores.