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Amazon introduces delivery charges for Pick-up Locker Locations

Amazon introduces delivery charges for Pick-up Locker Locations

Was doing some shopping this morning. As I was checking out, I noticed that Amazon was adding delivery charges to my purchase.

£2.99 to be exact.

This was despite the fact my purchase was £34.63 , and above the Amazon Free delivery threshold.

Here’s a look at the shopping process:

Delivery charges to an Amazon Locker pick up location

Amazon Locker pick-up charges
Amazon Locker pick-up charges

Delivery charges for a residential address

Amazon delivery charges to a UK residential address

As you can see.

Amazon now charges £2.99 for ‘one-day‘ delivery for the same order to an Amazon Locker pick-up location.

It does this by making one of the items a compulsory ‘one-day’ delivery option. Even though it’s perfectly feasible for the item to arrive within any later timeframe, and those options are given for the residential address delivery.

Charges for delivery to Local Pick-up location (Post Office)

Delivery charges to Amazon Local Pick-up location

Using my local Post Office, Amazon gives me the Standard Delivery option, applies a £1.99 charge, the knocks it off as a ‘Promotion‘.

In Summary

By hook or by crook, it now seems that Amazon is charging for the use of it’s Amazon Lockers.

That’s not surprising, as apparently, they’re not proving too popular amongst UK shoppers, who don’t have time to fit the things into their busy schedules, and like everything else on the high-street, the ground rent has to be paid.

The way round it if you, like me, live on a barge, is to get them to deliver to your local Post Office where the fees are still waived.

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Don’t get your Amazon Account banned before Christmas

Don’t get your Amazon Account banned before Christmas

Or so they say… Amazon has a return Police. Did you know that?

Making ‘too many’ returns gets your account flagged, and eventually, if you continue, will get you banned.

Since 2018, this seems to be an increasing common phenomenon.

Getting your Amazon account banned; too many returns?

This morning, I received an email. This is the ‘warning’ email, and in the UK, it’s sent by a .uk address called ofm@amazon.co.uk.

The email I received reads like this:

Subject: Your Amazon.co.uk Returns
From: “ofm@amazon.co.uk” <ofm@amazon.co.uk>
Date: 06/11/2018 20:01
To: m.tyler@virgin.net
Hello,
We have noticed multiple returns from your account in the past 12 months. You have also
requested refunds or replacements for some items that you returned.
We’d like to know how we can better support your shopping experience. Please reply to
this email and let us know why you returned your orders.
Please learn more about our return policies in the Voluntary Returns Guarantee section
of the Conditions of Use & Sale, available at the bottom of all Amazon.co.uk pages.
Sincerely,
Account Specialist
Amazon.co.uk
www.amazon.co.uk

I’ve checked my orders over the past year.

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