The Anonymous Widower

Collect Your Shopping At A Tube Station

This story in the Standard describes how London Underground stations will be used as pick-up points for shopping. Here’s the first two paragraphs.

Tube chiefs signed up some of the high street’s biggest names today to start a retail revolution on the Underground.

From next month, Tesco and Waitrose will offer a “click-and-collect” service that will enable passengers to pick up groceries from lockers or vans at a dozen outlying stations.

After the story about Doddle parcel points in rail stations, there would appear to be a delivery revolution starting out there.

And about time too!

Today, I’ll have to stay in as I am awaiting a valuable package from a courier.  As they usually come here about 16:00, that will mean a long wait.

My most common package is clothes from M & S, but these days, I Click and Collect, at the store at The Angel and just pick them up when I get the e-mail. As I pass the store, virtually every day on a bus, it is so convenient.

When I get a local parcel delivery point, it will be so good.

January 30, 2014 - Posted by | News | ,


  1. My daughter ordered something online just before Christmas, she didn’t like it and wanted to send it back. She had her foot in a cast and wasn’t driving, and so she asked me to take her. I was expecting to have to go into the town, or to Trafford Centre, but in fact we took it to a petrol station a couple of miles from where we live, as the company she bought the goods off have an arrangement with Shell and BP.

    Comment by Liz P | January 30, 2014 | Reply

    • It’s all changing for the better!

      Comment by AnonW | January 30, 2014 | Reply

  2. Everything is getting more local again. Although the corner shops have gone, which is a pity, we have Sainsburys local, Tesco express etc., and the Tesco Express I pass sat least twice a day and often more carries a GF range, as well as selling soya milk and almond milk, which my daughter finds very helpful.

    Comment by Liz P | January 30, 2014 | Reply

  3. We have “parcel hotels” sprouting up in local carparks that work as well. So much online shopping and delivery to home address is a problem and work address not always suitable.

    Comment by Anne | February 2, 2014 | Reply

    • I like the Irish use of parcel hotel! It seems that it’s an Irish concept! So why haven’t they thought about expanding into the UK, as we must be the easiest foreign market.

      Comment by AnonW | February 2, 2014 | Reply

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