New Amazon Lockers for London Tube commuters
Wednesday July 2 2014
Amazon is the latest retailer to set-up a click-and-collect service for customers on the London transport network
Amazon has teamed up with Transport for London (TfL) to put two Amazon Lockers at the disposal of Tube commuters in London.
The lockers will be located at two Tube station car parks – Finchley Central on the Northern line and Newbury Park on the Central line. They've been open as a shipping destination since Monday (30 June) to help enable customers to collect their shopping on their commute.
“Some of our first Lockers in the world were launched in London and they have become the preferred delivery option for many in the capital,” said Christopher North, managing director of Amazon.co.uk Ltd.
Recent figures have shown that Deliveries made to Amazon Lockers nationally have more than doubled in the last year. Amazon customers can select a locker location when they get to their online checkout and are then given a unique pick-up code in order to retrieve their items from one of nearly 300 lockers available in the UK.
Wider commercial strategy
This partnership is also beneficial to TfL, which is said to be seeking opportunities to improve its services across the public transport network, which is responsible for an average of over 11 million journeys every day.
It’s understood the deal will help secure income for reinvestment in London's transport network as part of a wider commercial strategy that is currently forecast to generate £3.5bn over the coming years.
Over the past seven months, TfL has worked with local and national retailers to introduce a number of click-and-collect services as well as pop-up shops.
“Amazon is a fantastic addition to a cast of top brands who are reaching out to their customers in new ways and enabling TfL to generate vital revenue for improvements to our transport network,” commented the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.