Monday, 27 January 2014

Amazon to offer Sunday Delivery to Amazon Prime subscribers

Following a successful four-week trial in London in the run-up to Christmas, online retail giant Amazon last week announced that it is now offering Sunday deliveries to Amazon Prime Customers in several cities across the UK.
An Amazon Warehouse and Distribution centre in Swansea
Amazon Prime is a service available for non business customers whereby users pay an annual fee in exchange for free next day delivery on a number of eligible purchases. Up until recently, delivery services ran from Monday-Saturday, but delivery will now be available seven days a week in London, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Oxford, Manchester and Leeds.

The deliveries will be carried out by Amazon Logistics, which works with regional delivery partners to deliver items directly to customers. Jamie Stephenson, UK Director of Amazon Logistics, commented: “Delivery on a Sunday means every day is now an Amazon delivery day and that Prime members can enjoy even more convenience when shopping on Amazon. At Amazon, we’re continually innovating on behalf of our customers. We know customers really appreciated the immediacy of Sunday deliveries during the Christmas period and we were able to deliver thousands more parcels in this way in those four weeks."

This is not the first time that Amazon has proposed innovative delivery solutions. The company made headlines last December by testing unmanned drones for a delivery service tentatively named "Prime Air".

Amazon Prime is designed for individual users and their families whose purchases are primarily for personal use. Business customers who use Amazon as a distributor for their goods are not eligible for the service. If you are an SME looking for door-to-door courier services for your customers, it's worth getting a discount parcel delivery quote from Transglobal Express.

Source: Post & Parcel

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