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Post Office partners with Amazon for click and collect service trial

Tom Shearsmith
03 March 2021

The Post Office has partnered with online marketplace giant Amazon to launch a new click and collect trial service, allowing customers to collect orders from their local branch.

The landmark deal with the global tech giant marks the first time the Post Office has partnered with a third party, according to The Grocer.

The news comes after the Post Office ended its exclusive mail distribution agreement with Royal Mail in December last year, in a bid to build new relationships with other providers such as Amazon.

In a letter sent to postmasters, the Post Office detailed 200 branches in Edinburgh, Newcastle and Preston will trial the service.

Locations participating in the trail will receive smartphones, specifically programmed to scan the Amazon parcels once they are delivered by a courier. The customer will then present a code to collect the parcel.

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