Amazon to Offer Sunday Delivery in the United Kingdom

Jan 22, 2014 11:36 AM  By

amazon-smile-box-300Amazon has announced that it will now offer Sunday deliveries to a number of customers in cities across the United Kingdom, and Amazon Prime members in the UK can now receive their packages on Sundays at no additional charge.

According to a press release, the fulfillment service will be available in London, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Nottingham, Manchester and Leeds. Amazon customers that select the One-Day Delivery option in these areas can also benefit from Sunday deliveries.

The Sunday fulfillment service was offered on a trial basis in the UK during the four weeks that led up to this pasts Christmas, according to the release. Amazon Logistics will work with regional delivery partners to deliver orders directly to customers, according to the release.

Amazon said that Amazon Logistics operates a number of delivery stations that act as hubs for deliveries in their local area,” according to the release.

According to the release, to participate, Amazon customers in those selected UK cities will be able to select the “Sunday delivery promise” at checkout in order to utilize the service.

In 2013, Amazon had announced that it was working with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages to Amazon Prime members on Sundays, starting in the Los Angeles and New York metropolitan areas.

Amazon and the U.S. Postal Service plan to roll out this service to a large portion of the U.S. population in 2014 including Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Phoenix, to name a few.

Erin Lynch is the senior content producer at Multichannel Merchant. Erin can be reached (203) 899-8461 or connect with her socially on Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.

  • Vincent Tellez

    That’s good, this could make things way much easier for me. They have already a good service, plus I signed up for Prime which is great but I like the idea that I could get my orders anytime. I’m a big fan of Amazon, I buy almost everything from there and I’ve been looking for a way to manage better my purchases. I’m now using a web app (www.unioncy.com) that automatically creates a digital inventory of all my belongings along with their docs such as receipts, warranties and manuals. It’s working pretty fine for me so far, a great addition to my Prime subscription.