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Amazon expands Sunday delivery service across the UK

Amazon expands Sunday delivery service across the UK

Amazon is expanding its Sunday delivery service to seven UK cities in the face of rising competition in the e-commerce Market.

The online retailer began testing a Sunday service in London in December and has reportedly now made it a permanent offering. It is also rolling out to six further cities, including Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Oxford.
Jamie Stephenson, UK director for Amazon logistics said: At Amazon, we are continually innovating on behalf of our customers. We know customers really appreciated the immediacy of Sunday deliveries during the Christmas period and we were able to deliver thousands more parcels in this way in those four weeks.
The service uses Amazons own trucks to make the deliveries, rather than relying on a delivery partner such as Royal Mail or DHL. The UK roll out follows the launch of the service in the US, in cities including New York and Los Angeles, earlier last year.
Amazon Prime members, who as part of their annual subscription receive unlimited free two-day shipping, have access to Sunday deliveries at no extra cost. It is also available to non-Prime members, although they have to pay for delivery.
Online sales accounted for 18.6 per cent of non-food sales in December, according to the latest figures from the BRC, with retailers increasingly looking to speed up fulfilment to take advantage of the growth.
Amazon has already opened up a number of regional distribution depots at sites around Oxford, Milton Keynes and London aimed at speeding up deliveries.

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