Amazon’s Prime Now
delivery service is now available in Leeds and the surrounding areas,
bringing a one-hour delivery option to over 15,000 of products on its
orders over £20, for a delivery charge of £6.99, Prime members can now
find their order on the doorstep within one hour. Alternatively, a
two-hour same day delivery time slot
is available at no extra charge to users. The Prime Now service is
available between 8am and midnight, seven days a week and you can check your eligibility here.
move into local rapid delivery service presents an additional challenge
to traditional retail in an already rapidly changing space.
many large retailers now offer more convenient options for consumers
like Click & Collect, some brands take longer than 2 hours to even
prepare an order - whereas Amazon could have delivered an order in that
time. Many independents of course don't offer anywhere near this level
of customer information and convenience, which is why we’re so
passionate about our Statement Retail service.
implications of Amazon’s expansion of Prime Now will be further
pressure on retailers to innovate and provide excellent service across
high street retail, it reinforces the need to focus on experiential
commerce - ensuring that the instore shopping environment is more than
just about buying goods but about having a great day or evening out.
sheer scale and resources will inevitably keep eating into the utility
‘I need it’ shopping market. High Streets still have a lot to play for
with experience commerce, something that online just can’t deliver… yet.