Amazon will stop delivering to Collect+ on 24th August 2015

It’s surprising to report that Amazon will be retrenching the number of locations it delivers to for collection in just a few weeks time.

As of 24th August, Amazon will no longer be delivering to Collect+ shops.

They say: “As of 24 August 2015, we’ll no longer be delivering to Collect+ stores. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have a Collect+ address in your Address Book, you should have received an email providing you with nearby alternatives, or you can sign in to choose a suitable alternative here.

We continue to add to our network of more than 13,000 Amazon Pickup Locations across the UK, which currently includes Amazon Locker, Pass My Parcel, Doddle and Local Collect. Amazon Pickup Locations include rail, tube and petrol stations, newsagents and convenience stores, universities, libraries, business parks, an airport and Post Office branches.”

It’s interesting to speculate as to why they’ve made this change. Obviously, Amazon has dramatically increased its delivery locations in recent years. I was particularly pleased recently to note that I could collect from my local Post Office branch.

But we are forced to wonder whether it’s the customer service and professionalism of the Collect+ network of establishments that’s at fault. Amazon are keen to protect their brand and service and it seems to us that the various convenience stores and corner shops that form the Collect+ network were not always the best of environments to serve a Rolls Royce ecommerce giant.

Will you miss collecting Amazon parcels from your local Collect+ shop?