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Amazon expands one-hour delivery to third UK city

The North-East is the latest UK region to gain Amazon’s Prime Now delivery service. The speedy postage, which claims to offer one-hour delivery on over 15,000 items from the online retailer, previously launched in London and Birmingham earlier this year. Now Amazon users in Newcastle, covering Gateshead, Jesmond and High …

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Amazon will deliver Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 at midnight

Online retail is trying to muscle its way into the midnight launch market. Traditionally gamers who feel they must get their hands on a game the very moment it’s released instead of nine hours later when the shops open can either queue up in the dark and cold for a …

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Amazon acquires rights to Yodel stake

Delivery company Yodel will soon be part-owned by Amazon. The Guardian reports that the retailer has been given the right to acquire a 4.2 per cent stake in the Hatfield-based firm for 8.7m, valuing it at 207m. Yodel ships around 135m parcels a year and is the UK’s second largest …

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Amazon to increase price of Prime membership due to increased delivery costs

The cost of membership to Amazon’s popular Prime service is going up, the retailer has said. The 49.99 per year service offers unlimited free one day delivery on a significant proportion of the retailer’s stock, as well as free access to many of its Kindle digital book titles. However, Amazon …

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Amazon announces air drone parcel delivery service

Online retailer Amazon is hatching a plan to deliver orders to your home using automated flying drones. No, really! As detailed in the video below, the idea is that orders can be with buyers in around 30 minutes. In fact, the only thing holding the Prime Air initiative back is …

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Amazon bringing Sunday deliveries to London this Christmas

Online retailer Amazon is to start offering Sunday deliveries in the UK for the first time this Christmas. The website is teaming up with a number of local courier and delivery firms in a move that further reduces the immediacy advantage currently enjoyed by the High Street. Throughout the Christmas …

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Amazon to begin Sunday deliveries

Online retailer Amazon is to start offering Sunday delivery to its customers. VentureBeat reports that the company has struck a deal with the USPS (United States Postal Service), marking the first time the organisation has agreed to Sunday deliveries. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can order a backpack …

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UK retail’s back-up plan as postal strike threatens Call of Duty launch

The UK’s biggest online games retailers will make sure customers receive Call of Duty: Ghosts on launch day, despite a proposed postal strike. The Royal Mail strike is scheduled for November 4th, the day before the launch of Ghosts on Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Wii U. But retail giants …

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eBay acquires Shutl courier network

Online auction giant eBay has acquired UK courier business Shutl. The London firm specialises in same-day delivery, which has made a name for itself via its ‘within the hour’ delivery service. Its record delivery time is a somewhat bewildering 15 minutes. Shutl opened its doors in 2009 and has since …

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Hitari teams up with Royal Mail

Online independent games retailer Hitari has added a raft of new services after partnering with Royal Mail and DPD. It says doing so has allowed it to process orders and dispatch video games to its customers quicker than before. Parcel delivery firm DPD has been assigned as Hitari’s ‘preferred courier …

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