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Amazon pick-up lockers are coming to the UK

UK gets so very 1999
Thu Sep 08 2011, 14:45

ONLINE BOOKSELLER Amazon is expanding its pick-up lockers to shopping centres in the UK.

According to Retail Week, the internet retailer has plans to install a network of collection lockers aimed at customers that find home delivery inconvenient. The first lockers have already appeared at the One New Change shopping centre, Retail Week said.

Earlier this week, The INQUIRER reported that Amazon's in-store pick-up lockers in the US could be open as early as this Friday.

The service, tipped as being trialed at US 7-Eleven stores, was hunted down by web site Geekwire at the 1522 East Madison Street 7-Eleven in Seattle. It was told by a clerk that the store plans to activate them by the end of the week.

The different size cabinets are managed by a keypad and monitor in the middle of the unit much like a cashpoint.

As we said earlier this week, pick-up lockers seem so very 1999 and we are happier to have our goods handed to us than have to go out and track them down.

A full rollout across the US isn't expected until next summer. The UK's version, which is probably a trial too, is expected to go live next week. µ


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