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Amazon annouces new, larger delivery station for Leicestershire

10/08/2015

  • Amazon is relocating its delivery station in Leicestershire to larger premises in Bardon to enable it to handle more parcels for customers
  • Independent delivery companies working for Amazon Logistics are hiring around 135 additional drivers to deliver parcels to Amazon customers across parts of the Midlands
  • London - 10th August 2015 - Amazon is relocating its delivery station in Leicestershire to larger premises in Bardon to enable it to handle more parcels for customers.

    Independent delivery companies working for Amazon Logistics are hiring around 135 additional drivers to deliver parcels to Amazon customers across parts of the Midlands. Currently, four independent delivery companies have 240 drivers delivering to Amazon customers from the existing premises in Willow Farm Business Park, Castle Donington. The number of independent delivery companies will increase to eight when the new site at Interlink Way, Bardon, becomes fully operational.

    Around 20 people are already employed directly by Amazon Logistics and this will increase to 40 at the new site, which opens next month.
    The new site is one of 15 Amazon Logistics delivery stations in the UK currently. Launched in 2012, 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 every day of the week, including Sundays.

    Earlier this year, Amazon 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. The increase in Sunday deliveries has been made possible in large part due to the introduction of Amazon Logistics. Amazon Prime members receive unlimited One-Day Delivery on millions of items as one of the many benefits of Prime. They can also have their parcels delivered on Sunday at no additional charge.

    Jamie Stephenson, UK Director for Amazon Logistics, said: “Amazon Logistics adds capacity and flexibility to Amazon’s delivery network, enabling us to meet the delivery needs of customers. Amazon Logistics is also helping independent local delivery companies to grow their businesses by providing state of the art technology to deliver Amazon orders.”

    Amazon continues to offer customers more and more ways to receive their orders including collection from more than ten thousand Amazon Pickup Locations, ranging from Amazon Lockers to Post Office branches and convenience stores.

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