Amazon brings same-day deliveries to Central Belt

Amazon is bringing same-day deliveries to Prime customers in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Picture: Phil Wilkinson
Amazon is bringing same-day deliveries to Prime customers in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Picture: Phil Wilkinson
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Online retail giant Amazon has launched same-day deliveries for members of its Prime service in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The move follows the initial roll-out in London and parts of Berkshire and Hertfordshire earlier this month, and Amazon said the service will be expanded to other parts of the UK next year.

Customers who pay an annual fee of £79 for Prime membership and place their orders before noon will get their goods delivered between 6pm and 10pm the same day, seven days a week. There is no minimum order for the service, which spans one million items including DVDs, books, toys and televisions.

Christopher North, managing director of Amazon.co.uk, said: “Prime members are telling us that they love the convenience of free same-day delivery so we are quickly introducing it to many new areas of the UK. And we continue to invest in our delivery network to expand our fast delivery options to even more Prime members

“Prime Same Day adds to the range of benefits available to Prime members, like unlimited streaming of movies and music, unlimited photo storage and more.”

The same-day service is also being rolled out in areas including Birmingham, Bristol, Dudley, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

Prime members in selected London and Birmingham postcodes can also choose delivery within one hour of ordering for £6.99, or free delivery within a choice of two-hour delivery slots between 8am and midnight the same day.

The services are made available through Amazon Logistics, which works with independent delivery companies.