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Amazon Extends One-Hour Delivery To Parts of London

     
3:22 pm on Jun 30, 2015 (gmt 0)

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It seems Amazon is keen to extend its one-hour delivery option, and it's now announced it's going to offer the service to some parts of London.

This might be a useful option for those that cannot organize their lives better. lol

Next day is usually good enough, imho, unless the objective is for Amazon to start selling perishable foods.
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Last minute gifts for those who forgot ( and don't have time to physically shop ) anniversaries , birthdays etc..
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Lovely thought, even more suicidal delivery bikes on the road.

For those of you who don't know London one hour delivery can only be achieved reiably on two wheels.
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piatkow, I'm wondering that even with two wheels is even possible! Perhaps it's going to be a very small delivery area.
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piatkow, I'm wondering that even with two wheels is even possible! Perhaps it's going to be a very small delivery area.

If you excluded some of the semi rural parts of the outer boroughs I reckon two distribution centres would do it but the drivers would be doing one delivery per trip most of the time.

Zones 1 and 2 only would be feasible but the distribution centre would be on some expensive real estate. I suspect that the coverage will be skewed based on the availability for a suitable large shed to use as the base.
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Just found an article that gives the warehouse location as "East London".
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Perhaps they should use pigeon power, there are lots of them hanging around doing very little...... ;)

Amazon say it covers 'Central London', which isn't officially defined. Could just be around the West End, City and Westminster areas, which aren't too far from East London and roughly equates to 'zone 1'.
 

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