Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Morrisons and Amazon strike locker deal


Morrisons has announced plans to install Amazon lockers across its outlets this year.

In a new deal with the ecommerce giant, Morrisons said the lockers would allow customers to collect online purchases when they visit the supermarket.  

There are already over 1000 Amazon lockers in use throughout the UK in places such as shopping centres, train stations and universities, allowing online customers who can‘t wait for their packages at home to receive them at their convenience.

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Upon receiving a unique barcode following an online purchase, the customer enters or scan it at the locker and can access their delivery.

The grocer said it would pick strategically-placed locations for the lockers nationwide. 

Chief financial officer at Morrisons Trevor Strain said he thought the option to collect items “from one of our hundreds of conveniently located supermarkets will be attractive”.

Amazon added that Morrisons stores were “ideal locations” for customers to pick up their goods.

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