Morrisons has strengthened its ties with Amazon, after agreeing to introduce the latter's lockers in its supermarkets across Britain.

Hundreds of lockers, which are used for click and collect deliveries – and allow customers to pick up items at their convenience rather than having to wait for a home delivery – will be installed at various Morrisons stores later this year.

"Many busy customers can't wait at home for their delivery, and we believe the option to pick it up from one of our hundreds of conveniently located supermarkets will be attractive," said Morrisons finance chief Trevor Strain.

John Tagawa, Amazon's vice president of UK operations, echoed Strain's words and described the stores as the ideal place to receive a delivery.

"Morrisons supermarkets are ideal locations for Amazon Lockers which allow people to pick up their parcels while on the move," he said.

Earlier this year, the two companies signed a deal for the FTSE 250-listed retailer to supply fresh, frozen and non-perishable goods to Amazon Prime Now and Amazon Pantry customers.

In July, the online retail giant said it would start delivering meals from restaurants directly to customers in some parts of London and possibly expand to the whole city later, adding the Amazon Restaurants service would be available to subscribers of its Prime delivery scheme and delivery will be free for consumers whose orders exceed £15 ($20).