Amazon has launched its new service that will allow you to get orders delivered at any location selected by you. It could be a nearest shop, garage or a local newsagent. In case you are not comfortable receiving your order at home or office, simply add a pickup location and time to collect it from a place that’s convenient to you.
Things to know about 'Pass My Parcel'
- The delivery charges apply if you are not a prime member (£4.99 for Evening/Express Pickup and for Standard delivery, people will be charged first class rates).
- You can get maximum 17kg of goods delivered at a pickup location.
- You have to pick your parcel within seven days or else it will return to Amazon.
- Pick-up code is essential to collect a parcel.
The 'Pass My Parcel' service by Amazon has enhanced scope of e-retailing and comforted both retailers and customers. Same day pickup and 6000 locations make this setup even more exciting.
Receiving an order whilst you are busy or unavailable is possible now with Amazon’s network of independent retailers. These locations would expand in 2015 and maximize ecommerce potential thereby crushing brick and mortar outlets even more. Is that what you think so too?
But, we see this as a rise of brick and mortar stores as Amazon has proved it so by clubbing offline and online stores and offering enhanced shopping experience. Not just Amazon, but Google for that matter is too interested in growing offline access. Its offline store to sell Android phones, Chromebook laptops and other gadgets in London indicates the same. Amazon too is apparently trying to acquire some US RadioShack stores. There are many other brands that initiated as ecommerce seller but later entered to offline business too. Hence the future of Offline stores certainly looks secure but we look forward to a sound pairing of online and offline shopping in future.
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