Amazon in talks to introduce click-and-collect service to London tube stations

Amazon is reportedly in talks with Transport for London (TfL) to introduce ‘drop off points’ across London Underground stations, potentially identifying travel hubs as a key service area in the ecommerce giant’s click-and-collect ambitions. 

Amazon in talks to introduce click-and-collect service to London tube stations

The revelations were made yesterday (21 November) as London’s mayor Boris Johnson announced plans to modernise London’s public transport network, including plans to keep the underground network running for 24 hours a day throughout from Friday morning to Sunday night from 2015.

Amazon has yet to respond publicly to the claims – which came amid the announcement of wider plans to overhaul the Capital’s rail network. TfL did not confirm the talks but in a statement Graeme Craig, director of commercial development at TfL, says it is working with retailers to “transform the services on offer for our customers.”

”This week it was announced that we are working with Asda on a trial to offer click and collect services at six of our London Underground station car parks and are looking to work with other retailers to offer similar services.”

The supermarket chain announced that it was working with TfL to trial the service at six London Underground station car parks before the end of 2013 earlier this week, as it plans to expand its collection service to areas not currently served by its stores in the capital.

The tube roll out is part of Asda’s efforts to increase the number of click-and-collect locations from 218 to over 1,000 in the next five years.