Subscribe to Amazon Prime in the UK? Moving forward, you might notice that some of your orders are being delivered in record-time. A sponsored post on The Telegraph reveals that Amazon is offering two-day delivery for products stored in its European fulfillment centers. Over 3 million products will be eligible “by the end of this year” and for comparison, the online retailer previously promised three to seven days for Prime deliveries shipped to the UK from inside Europe. The speedy delivery times are a result of “innovations in its cross border delivery network,” Amazon said. It comes at no extra charge for Prime subscribers and more than a million products are currently supported. In addition, independent UK sellers that use the company’s Fulfilment by Amazon service will also benefit from the new two-day delivery for European deliveries.
Until now, products stored in Amazon’s European fulfilment centres outside the UK have been available to order on Amazon.co.uk with a delivery time of between 3-7 days. No longer. As a result of improvements and innovations in its cross border delivery network, more than 3 million products stored in its European Fulfilment Centres will be made available for Two-Day Delivery for customers in the UK by the end of this year. Prime customers in the UK will automatically qualify for Two-Day Delivery on these products at no additional charge. The new service will also benefit the many thousands of UK-based Marketplace sellers who use the Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) service. With FBA, sellers send all their inventory to Amazon who pick, pack, ship and provide customer service for any orders. UK FBA sellers will now benefit from “Two-Day Delivery” to other European countries. “This is another significant step towards what Amazon believes providing the best customer offering across Europe should look like,” said Xavier Garambois, Vice President Retail, Amazon EU Sàrl. “Our long standing goal has been to offer an unrivalled service for customers regardless of where they are based in the EU and the systems that we have created to deliver to any customer, in any EU country from any of our 25 European Fulfilment Centres continue to improve.”