Amazon will begin delivering goods on Sundays in London later this month, using its own convoy of lorries, according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
The WSJ reported that Amazon's vice president of worldwide operations Dave Clark confirmed the news, but an Amazon UK representative told V3 that the London team is yet to receive any official word on this.
The e-commerce giant's spokesperson told V3 that the WSJ comment is likely based on a US press release that mentioned the possibility of offering Sunday deliveries in the UK. At the time of publishing the US Amazon team had not responded to V3's request for confirmation on the WSJ's report.
Amazon is set to begin offering US customers in Los Angeles and New York a Sunday delivery option later this week. The move will see Amazon team up with the United States Postal Service. It is unclear if Amazon plans to make a similar arrangement with the UK Royal Mail. At the time of publishing the Royal Mail had not responded to V3's request for comment.
If the move does go ahead, it could put pressure on other UK etailers to broaden their delivery schedules to compete with Amazon.
The news comes during a reported boom in UK online spending. Most recently the IMRG and Capgemini reported the increasingly common use of mobile devices, such as the iPhone 5S and Nexus 5, will lead to a £10.8bn boom in online spending in December.
Amazon is one of many companies to attempt to take advantage of the spending boom. Barclays rolled out an updated version of its Pingit mobile payment application in September to help increase UK mobile device spending.
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