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Amazon’s Sunday deliveries more than quadruple year on year

20th January 2015 Print

Amazon has announced that Sunday deliveries have grown by more than four times in the last year as more customers across the UK discover the benefits of receiving orders seven days a week. 

Amazon Prime members, who receive unlimited One-Day Delivery on millions of items as one of the many benefits of Prime, can have their parcels delivered on Sunday at no additional charge. 

The increase in Sunday deliveries has been made possible in large part due to the introduction of Amazon Logistics. Amazon Logistics is a technology and logistics platform that empowers independent local, regional and national delivery companies across the UK to deliver Amazon parcels to customers seven days a week. 

The delivery businesses range from small companies like S.A.B. Couriers and CTC Express to national carriers such as APLE. These delivery businesses are able to increase their capacity and grow their businesses using the Amazon Logistics platform. 

Sunday 21st December was the busiest Sunday of the previous year for deliveries, when Christmas shoppers enjoyed the benefits of the One-Day Delivery service. 

“We’re excited that so many customers are taking advantage of Sunday delivery and that so many local and regional delivery companies continue to join the Amazon Logistics platform,” said Jamie Stephenson, UK Director for Amazon Logistics. “And this is just the beginning – we recently opened a new delivery station in Glasgow and we hope to expand even further in the future.” 

The new delivery station in Glasgow opened in December 2014, the site is one of 13 delivery and sortation stations across the UK, which range in size from 20,000 to 160,000 sq. ft. S.A.B Couriers, based in Watford, Hertfordshire is one of many delivery companies which work with Amazon Logistics. 

“Expanding our business with Amazon Logistics has been mutually beneficial, we can share our logistics expertise to deliver great customer service and Amazon provides us with state of the art technology, such as handheld devices, software and GPS delivery routes – which benefits our drivers and increases our revenue,” said Maria Bebb, Director of S.A.B Couriers. “We’ve been working with Amazon Logistics since it launched in 2012, when we employed just three drivers and today we work with more than 40 delivery drivers – our relationship with Amazon has played a big part in our company growth and future stability.” 

Amazon continues to offer customers more and more ways to receive their orders including collection from over 16,000 Amazon Pickup Locations. These pick up locations now include more than 10,500 Post Office branches as well as a high number of Collect+ stores, ‘Pass My Parcel’ stores, and Amazon Lockers. Deliveries made to Amazon pickup locations have more than tripled in the last year.