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Why wait in for Santa? Order & Collect a sleigh full of gifts – the most popular delivery choice for customers this year at Boots

17 December 2014
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With just eight shopping days to go before Christmas, Boots UK is on hand to help you have the smoothest and easiest run up to the big day – without having to venture further than your local high street.
Boots customers are already enjoying the convenience of Order & Collect and over 70% of orders placed in November used our Order & Collect service. In fact, at our busiest online trading hour on Pink Friday, almost six customers per second chose to Order & Collect their Soap & Glory Star Gift to make sure they got hold of their The Next Big Thing™ by Hattie Stewart Christmas beauty bundle as soon as possible. You too can trust us to deliver sackfuls of Christmas gifts on time and for free to over 2,300 stores across the UK.

Whether you want to order Chanel for your girlfriend, Clinique for your mum or some last minute party treats for yourself, just order by 6pm and collect in store from 12pm the following day – even from the smallest of Boots stores2. Our last order date is right up to 6pm on 23 December for collection after 12pm on Christmas Eve.

So, don’t spend your week waiting in and wondering or braving the stampedes – Order & Collect the brands you and your family love from Boots UK and you can relax and enjoy those last few days before Christmas.


Figure based volume sold between 7:00am and 8:00am on 12 December 2014

Place a order via any of our ordering channels (phone, internet or store) before 6pm, for collection in store after 12pm the next day. This service is available Monday to Saturday in over 2300 stores and selected stores on Sunday. This service excludes the Scottish Highlands/Islands, Jersey/Guernsey and Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland stores. See our for your local store opening hours.

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About Boots UK

Boots UK is the leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer in the UK, with close to 2,500* Boots UK stores and over 60,000* employees. Boots UK’s purpose is to help customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible. With customers at the heart of the business, Boots UK is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care, be the first choice for pharmacy and healthcare, offer innovative products 'only at Boots' such as the UK’s leading skincare brand No7, all delivered with the great value our customers love. Created over 160 years ago, the Boots brand is still at the heart of the communities it serves.

Boots UK is a member of Alliance Boots, a leading international, pharmacy-led health and beauty group delivering a range of products and services to customers. Working in close partnership with manufacturers and pharmacists, Alliance Boots is committed to improving health in the local communities it serves and helping its customers and patients to look and feel their best. Its focus is on growing its two core business activities of: pharmacy-led health and beauty retailing and pharmaceutical wholesaling and distribution, while increasingly developing and internationalising its product brands. Alliance Boots has a presence in more than 26* countries and employs over 120,000* people.  Alliance Boots has pharmacy-led health and beauty retail businesses in 10* countries and operates more than 4,550* health and beauty retail stores, of which more than 4,450* have a pharmacy, with a fast growing online presence.  In addition, Alliance Boots has around 600* optical practices, of which around 180* operate on a franchise basis, and hearingcare services in around 430* locations.  Alliance Boots pharmaceutical wholesale businesses deliver over 4.5* billion units each year to more than 175,000* pharmacies, doctors, health centres and hospitals from over 370* distribution centres in 19* countries.

In June 2012, Alliance Boots announced that it had entered into a strategic partnership with Walgreens Co. (Walgreens), the largest drugstore chain in the US.  In August 2014, Alliance Boots and Walgreens communicated that they plan to merge in the first quarter of calendar 2015 to create the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise, which will be named Walgreens Boots Alliance.

* Figures are approximations as at 31 March 2014, with the addition of Farmacias Ahumada data at the date of its acquisition on 11 August 2014, and include associates and joint ventures.


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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and around 1,900 stores, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.*

Boots serves its customers and patients for life as the leading provider of healthcare on the high street and the UK’s number one beauty destination. It offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of products, which incorporates its extensive own brand range and innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle Beauty and Sleek MakeUP.

2024 marks Boots’ 175th anniversary year. Founder John Boot opened a herbalist store in Nottingham in 1849 to offer an affordable alternative to traditional medicines. His son Jesse expanded the business to become a modern retailer and the biggest chemist in Britain. Throughout its history, Boots has listened, learned and innovated, and it continues to challenge itself to improve its products and services every day.

Boots is part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, which is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail.  More company information is available on

*Figures accurate as of 31 May 2024