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Published on November 26th, 2014 | by admin

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Amazon Parcels For Collection At Post Office Branches

Will you be using click & collect when buying presents this Christmas? The answer seems likely to be ‘yes’ bearing in mind that one in five multichannel sales now make use of this service.

For the first time it is now even possible to get items ordered from Amazon delivered to any of 10,500 Post Office branches for collection.

Amazon customers can now choose to ‘click and collect’ from thousands of Post Office branches throughout the UK. Only a small proportion of Post Office branches, for example those in schools and pubs, will be exempt.

Before this announcement, Amazon customers were only able to previously use around six thousand ‘pick up points’ around the country via the Collect+ scheme.

Customers making an order on Amazon can select their chosen pick-up location and present ID at the branch to collect their parcel. However, a First Class delivery charge will apparently apply in most instances. Only an Amazon Prime Customer can collect their parcel from a Post Office branch free of charge.

For online shoppers planning to use this new service on a regular basis, it may well be prudent to become an Amazon Prime member bearing in mind that the cost is only currently £79 per year.

Up to this point, Post Office branches could only be used by Amazon customers to return unwanted items.

As convenient way to identify the nearest Amazon pickup location, there is a handy search tool worth checking first. As well as using Post Office branches to collect orders, an ever increasing number of Amazon Lockers which have been appearing at locations around the country including train stations and underground car parks.

Customers picking up their Amazon parcels at a Post Office branch can buy a range of other products and services there at the same time. Though if it’s a comprehensive range of postal supplies or office supplies someone is after, the Post Office Shop is just the ticket!

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