Amazon teams up with TfL to launch Amazon Lockers on London Underground
Amazon is to install Amazon Lockers at London Underground station car parks to enable shoppers to pick up their online shopping orders on their commute.
Working in partnership with Transport for London, Amazon will install lockers at two Tube station car parks – Finchley Central and Newbury Park – and customers will be able to have orders delivered to the lockers from Monday 30 June.
Amazon says deliveries made to its lockers nationally have more than doubled in the last year as the number of Amazon Locker locations across the UK approaches 300 in places such as shopping centres, supermarkets, universities and libraries.
When making a purchase on the Amazon site, customers select a locker location when they get to the checkout and are then given a unique pick-up code in order to retrieve their items from that Amazon Locker.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson, said: “London Underground’s click and collect revolution is going from strength to strength, attracting some of the most recognisable names in retail. Amazon is a fantastic addition to a cast of top brands who are reaching out to their customers in new ways and enabling TfL to generate vital revenue for improvements to our transport network.”
TfL has been reviewing opportunities to improve the services on offer to customers across the public transport network. Over the past seven months, the organisation has worked with a number of local and national retailers to introduce a number of click and collect services as well as pop-up shops.
Graeme Craig, director of commercial development at TfL, said: “We’re delighted to have Amazon on board as they bring their Amazon Lockers service to our customers. Our click and collect partnerships have been extremely successful and we look forward to bringing more of the services our customers want to our network.”
Christopher North, managing director of Amazon.co.uk, added: “Some of our first Lockers in the world were launched in London and they have become the preferred delivery option for many in the capital. We are delighted to have teamed up with TfL to bring the convenience of Amazon Lockers to an even greater number of London commuters.”
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