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Parcelhub News: Same Day Pick Up Service From Amazon!

Will Amazon Deliver by Drone in the UK

Fans of Amazon and the myriad of products and services associated with this online shopping giant are now licking their collective lips at the prospect of being able to collect their orders from a local outlet the same day that they make the purchase! Smiths News have collaborated with Amazon and their service is to be known as ‘Pass my Parcel’.


Local Pick Up

There’s even better news for Amazonian regulars because Smiths News have also decided that this exciting new service will be free for a limited time to all customers. Amazon Prime members will be able to take advantage of this offer for the foreseeable future. More than 500 convenience stores and newsagents will be hosting Pass my Parcel and the days of waiting that online shoppers have to put up with seem to be a thing of the past. Dealing with the shipping side of things has always been a rather nasty fly in the ointment and it looks as if Amazon are the very first of the eCommerce giants to offer a very welcome alternative.

A Variety of Services

This potentially game changing new service comes with a selection of choices and you will be able to order as late as 11:45 am and still collect by 16:00 pm the same day. Another cool feature is the Express Morning collection that offers a next morning pick up for Amazon customers who place their order by 19:45 the previous evening. Amazon Prime customers will get all of these as part of their package and non-members will be able to have a slice of this pie for £4.99 a pop.

More on the Way?

Pass my Parcel is totally owned by Smiths News and as such we could probably see the usual suspects coming into the picture sooner rather than later. Here in the UK we spend an absolute fortune on our online shopping needs and the likes of eBay et al would be rather foolish to allow Amazon to pull the retail rug from beneath their feet this time. This can only be great news for the consumers and you would think that the likes of Royal Mail and independent courier firms could be a little twitchy about the potential loss of trade that Pass my Parcel could trigger.

More Possibilities?

Small businesses/SMEs are reliant on the postal service and various courier operations in order to reach their target demographic. Surely they will soon be looking to come aboard the Pass my Parcel bandwagon as consumers realise that this service is something to measure other mail order options by? At the end of the day, the consumer seems to be getting a great deal as a result of the Amazon/Smiths News collaboration and we could be witnessing a new era of online shopping that could have some very serious consequences for all of the major players in the ecommerce arena. As with all revolutionary changes to the consumer good market, there are bound to be casualties and perhaps this time it will be those who hesitate to change their ways.

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Simon Wright

As SEO and Content Marketing Manager at the Whistl Group, Simon has over 10 years' experience in both B2B and B2C marketing, and as a result, offers a unique perspective on the pre- and post-checkout delivery experiences. Simon writes regularly for both the Parcelhub and Whistl blogs and is passionate about helping retailers make delivery their competitive advantage.

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