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Amazon Same-Day Pick Up Launches In The UK

15/10/2014 11:47 BST | Updated 15/10/2014 11:59 BST

You can now order something from Amazon and get it the same day.

The online retail giant announced that it would expand its existing 'Pick-Up' programme to allow customers to get their stuff from local newsagents and shops, including same-day delivery.

If you order before 11.45am you can now pick up your goods from 4pm at various outlets (500 at launch).

You can also use express delivery to get your parcels first thing in the morning, from 6.30am depending on the store's opening time.

For a "limited time" Amazon Prime members can get this service for free. Other customers can pay £4.99 for the pleasure - again, for a limited period.

Pick-up now has 6,000 stores, Collect+ locations and lockers where customers can get their orders, instead of having them sent to their homes.

"This is our fastest pick-up service yet," said Christopher North, Managing Director of Amazon.co.uk Ltd.

"We know that Prime customers love fast delivery and the convenience to pick up their order at a time and place that suits them best. This new service brings together both of those great benefits."