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Amazon to roll out digital lockers in UK

The locker banks will allow customers to collect items bought online
 Amazon has already trialled digital lockers in the US
 
 

 

Amazon is planning to set up locker banks in major shopping centres across the UK.
 
The digital lockers will allow customers with busy schedules to collect items bought online instead of having to wait for the postman to arrive.
 
 The delivery option may be available as early as next week in the London area. The first Amazon ‘click-and-collect’ points will be at the One New Change shopping centre, according to reports. 
 
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The lockers, which have been trialled in 7-Eleven stores in the US, feature a screen and keypad.
 
Upon selecting the delivery option, Amazon customers will be sent a personal code which will enable them to open the locker and retrieve their product.
 
Click-and-collect services seem to be a growing trend in the retail sector.
 
Many high-street retailers including Iceland and Currys already offer click-and-collect services to their customers.
 
Argos has claimed its click-and-collect service is responsible for driving the company’s internet sales.
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