Post Office offers pick-up/drop-off services with Amazon

Just a couple of weeks after announcing it will be a pick up and collection point for major UK carriers DPD, the Post Office has announced it is to offer pick-up and drop-off services for Amazon.

The new offering is to be made at 1,500 Post Offices across the UK (of the 11,500 total) and is to be underway ahead of the coming peak delivery season.

A Post Office spokeswoman said: “Following the successful trial in 200 branches, Post Office has agreed with Amazon to provide direct click-and-collect services to over 1,000 branches in time for Christmas.

“This is in addition to Amazon’s continued use of Royal Mail’s Local Collect service and provides new opportunities for postmasters, in addition to those with DPD, as the network is opened to new partners to complement our long-term partnership with Royal Mail”.

Until the Post Office started to offer a click and collect service with DPD UK, the network solely worked with Royal Mail and ParcelForce. The tie up with Amazon Logistics shows that the government owned firm is actively seeking to become carrier-agnostic, where it comes to collection and delivery. Whether it moves away from other services such as becoming carrier-agnostic in terms of paying for such services remains to be seen.

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