Amazon pilots click and collect scheme with Barclays

Launched in London, if the scheme is successful it could find new use for the UK's 1,500 Barclays branches this year.
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Online giant Amazon has partnered with Barclays bank to trial a new collection point scheme across London.

If successful, the initiative that uses delivery lockers across Barclays in the capital could be rolled out nationwide to 1,500 branches in the UK.

It has been suggested that the scheme could provide a new purpose and source of revenue for Barclays’ branches that have been shrinking since the rise of internet banking.

The initiative adds to Amazon’s myriad of click and collect locations across the country that already includes Post Offices, independent newsagents and train stations.

Retail Week reports that banks now set to close many high street branches this year with HSBC planning to close 200, Barclays set to cut 100 and RBS a further 100.

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