According to numerous press releases, Amazon has announced that it is about to launch a total of 1,200 parcel pick-up points at locations across Spain. On making their online purchase, customers will be able to choose by marking on a pull-down bar whether to have their purchase delivered to a chosen address, or pick up their goods from their nearest physical shop, which will be shown when typing in the area. Once the shop has been selected, the computer will bring up the shop’s opening hours and address.
Vice-President of Amazon EU Retail, Xavier Garambois said, “We realise that people have very little free time these days and for this reason we are always thinking of new options to give to our clients when it comes to receiving the goods that they have purchased.”
The new service will be available at the same price as the standard delivery service €2.99 and free for premium customers. Amazon will notify the customer as soon as the order has reached the shop, and customers will have 14 days in which to collect it.