Amazon plans Sunday deliveries in London as part of new service

 
Oliver Smith
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AMAZON will roll out Sunday deliveries across London by the end of November using its own trucks to complete the so-called last mile to customer’s doors, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The project was announced as part of a US trial starting this week in which Amazon Prime customers can use their free two-day shipping service to receive orders on Sunday.

“We’re excited that now every day is an Amazon delivery day and we know our Prime members, who voraciously shop on Amazon, will love the additional convenience they will experience as part of this new service,” said Amazon’s vice president of worldwide operations Dave Clark.

“You can order a backpack for your child on Friday and be packing it for them Sunday night,” added Clark.

Amazon plans to roll Sunday deliveries across the US in 2014 with Dallas and Houston in the first tranche of cities to join.

The retailer is working with the US Postal Service to achieve its Sunday deliveries across America, but in London the retail giant will reportedly use its own vehicles.

It is unclear what the development will mean for Amazon’s relationship with its current delivery services, which include the Royal Mail, DHL, CitySprint and City Link.

Amazon did not respond to requests for comment on plans to conduct its own Sunday deliveries.