Amazon Extends Free Delivery to 13,000 Pick-Up Locations

By James O Malley on at

Amazon has announced that customers can now get free delivery on orders to over 13,000 pick-up locations in the UK.

The catch? You need to spend either over £10 on books, or over £20 on anything else (is Amazon trying to encourage reading?).

Locations include everything from Post Offices to News Agents and even 300 Amazon-specific Lockers that have been dotted around the country.

The increase in the number of pick-up locations appears to follow a shake-up of Amazon's "Click and Collect" service, which sees delivery drivers drop your package at a shop or similar rather than your house. The company has just ended its association with the Collect+ network, but instead appears to have recruited the Post Office's Local Collect, as well as Pass My Parcel and Doddle to its collection efforts.

The move marks another step towards Amazon which, despite all of the criticism it receives, operates an annoyingly convenient service. Over the summer the company launched Amazon Prime Now which can deliver 10,000 different goods within an hour if you live in certain city-dwelling postcodes. [Wired]