UK retail's back-up plan as postal strike threatens Call of Duty launch

Christopher Dring
UK retail's back-up plan as postal strike threatens Call of Duty launch

The UK’s biggest online games retailers will make sure customers receive Call of Duty: Ghosts on launch day, despite a proposed postal strike.

The Royal Mail strike is scheduled for November 4th, the day before the launch of Ghosts on Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Wii U.

But retail giants including Sainsbury’s, GAME, Amazon, The Hut and GameStop have told MCV that they are exploring alternative delivery options in an effort not to disappoint customers. Even if it means forking out for higher delivery costs.

”Whilst a strike isn’t a foregone conclusion, we’re working closely with Royal Mail and other couriers on the situation to make sure our pre-order customers get their orders on release day,” said GAME marketing director Ailsa McKnight.

GameStop’s Niall Lawlor added: ”We’ll use alternative delivery channels to ensure our customers get their games on time.”

Meanwhile, the UK’s biggest online retailer Amazon told MCV: ”If one of our carriers was unable to provide delivery services, we would employ contingency plans which include routing orders through our other carrier partners.”

Call of Duty: Ghosts arrives on current-gen platforms on November 5th and will be available at the launch of Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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