Transport for London has teamed up with companies including Tesco and Waitrose, to launch a new click and collect service within the London Underground network.
TfL has been developing click and collect services at London Underground car parks since November 2013, having entered a six month trial with Asda at six station car parks.
Following an already successful trial, TfL is in talks to expand Asda’s service, and has also announced partnerships with Tesco, Waitrose, and parcel locker specialist InPost.
The organisation says these companies will help transform the services on offer to its customers by establishing click and collect services at the stations.
Subject to testing, Tesco and Waitrose will install click and collect facilities at up to six stations each, and InPost will install lockers at three.
“Our customers really enjoy the convenience of click and collect because it makes shopping so much easier,” said Tesco managing director for London, Andrew Yaxley.
“The additional TfL pick-up locations will give even greater flexibility to our customers because they will have more options to collect their shopping at a time and location that’s most convenient to them.”
The new agreements are set to secure income that will go towards a wider commercial strategy forecast to generate £3.5 billion over the coming years.