Ocado shares took a tumble today as Morrisons announced a new store-picking service with Amazon Fresh. The supermarket’s tie-up with Amazon, available initially to Prime members in selected London and Hertfordshire postcodes, will allow customers to do a “full” Morrisons shop through Amazon. Customers are able to choose from delivery within an hour, at an additional cost of £6.99, or a choice of two-hour delivery slots for free. While it started supplying some products to Amazon in June, Morrisons has […]
Retail deliveries for same day courier CitySprint doubled over the Christmas peak, in comparison to 2011’s figures. The firm handled over a quarter of a million retail deliveries during December, its busiest Christmas peak to date, experiencing its largest volumes on Thursday 18 December. Chief executive Patrick Gallagher said home retail delivery order volumes were maintained up until Christmas Eve, showing that last minute Christmas shopping was not confined to the high street. It recruited an additional 300 couriers to […]
Amazon is a “10 tonne gorilla in the room” in the e-commerce market according to the founder of Metapack, who publicly called out the threat of the online retailer to the market for the first time.