Amazon is now offering CollectPlus as a delivery option in the UK.
Under the CollectPlus system the customer can choose to have goods are delivered to a local corner shop for collection. The company currently has 4,700 shops in its network.
Chief executive Mark Lewis said: “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.”
The service appoints local retailers that are part of the PayPoint network to pass on parcels to and from customers through the Yodel delivery network. Corner shops provide a local collection and drop off point with extended hours of business.