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Amazon adds corner stores to delivery options

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Shoppers will soon be able to collect their parcels from Amazon from corner shops around the UK.

The online shopping giant has trialled the Collect Plus service, which allows its customers to opt to pick up their purchases at a range of local outlets, from petrol station to corner shop, in recent months and is now to roll it out further afield, it is reported today.

The new delivery service adds to a growing range of options offered by Amazon that also include dedicated locker banks.

Collect Plus, which currently has a network of around 4,900 stores, also serves online retailers including Asos and Very.co.uk.

Mark Lewis, chief executive of CollectPlus, told Internet Retailing: “We are delighted that Amazon.co.uk customers can now choose to have purchases delivered to a CollectPlus store local to them. By opting for a CollectPlus ‘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.

“CollectPlus is already integrated into Amazon.co.uk Marketplace, so sellers can choose us as their delivery service. The extension of our service means that more people will be able to use CollectPlus, providing further choice and convenience for their deliveries.”

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