Amazon and Next to launch new delivery option

Amazon and Next to launch new delivery option

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Next (LON:NXT) are set to launch a click and collect service which will allow online Amazon parcels to be collected from Next stores.

Customers will be able to collect their online deliveries from hundreds of Next stores across the country.

Based in Seattle, Washington Amazon.com is a multinational American technology firm that focuses on e-commerce. It boasts the largest online marketplace and cloud computing platform across the globe.

It will partner with Next, the British multinational clothing, footwear and home products retailer. Headquartered in Enderby Leicestershire, Next as roughly 700 stores in the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Amazon currently offers the self-service parcel delivery option to lockers across the UK. These operate by customers selecting a specific locker location and entering their unique delivery code into the locker in order to retrieve their items.

The new Next delivery option will join Amazon’s current alternative delivery option.

“We see it as a great way to create more convenience for our customers and create a win-win situation for the retailers who partner with us,” Amazon’s director of lockers and pick-up Patrick Supanc commented, according to Reuters.

Adding the in store collection option could assist in boosting footfall for the high street retailer.

Next recently beat the gloomy trading environment to hit the UK high street as it announced the unusually warm weather over the Easter holiday period boosted its full price sales.

Earlier in April, Google’s parent company Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) was granted approval to operate its drone-delivery business Wing in the skies over Australia.

The firm had been testing the delivery of food, beverages and medication over the past year and a half, but it has now been granted approval by Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

As of 19:59 GMT -4 Monday, shares in Amazon.co Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) were trading at -3.56%.