Spar claims to be leading the way in innovation in the symbol group sector by being among the first to include Amazon lockers in stores to allow customers to retrieve their Amazon.co.uk parcels at their local Spar store.
The lockers are located in nine Spar stores with further lockers planned to be added in the future.
The initiative allows Amazon.co.uk customers to choose their locker option and location when ordering on line. They then receive a secure pick-up code via email which they use to open the locker and retrieve their parcel.
Customers can find out about the lockers on the Amazon.co.uk website during check-out, or when they walk past the eye-catching yellow lockers in Spar stores.
Amazon lockers are currently located in nine Blakemore Retail Spar stores: Fosse Road, Bocking Lane, Upton, Birmingham University, Bannerbrook, Broomhill, Grantham, Burbage and St Albans.
Spar UK retail development controller, Barry Wallis, said: “This is a highly innovative move from Spar UK, showing our commitment to launching the latest technologies that provide the best possible convenience to shoppers.
“Online sales are growing with more than half of the UK population now shopping online.
“In recent months, we have introduced mobile phone charging units, free WiFi and mobile marketing apps instore for our customers. This is the next step in making our stores even more service-friendly,” he said.
Spar will also feature the service on its consumer website and promote it in store and with consumer leaflets.