Royal Mail is to trial a Sunday delivery service for parcels in response to the increasing demand for goods ordered online.
Online sales as we all know are growing year on year with more people buying through mobile devices such as phones and tablets. Crucially to meet the demands of the 24 hour customer the Royal Mail will open around 100 offices on a Sundays for customers to pick up their parcels.
The company will also try out parcel deliveries to close motorway roads
“Through these new Sunday services we are exploring ways to improve our flexibility and provide more options for people to receive items they have ordered online. The support of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) has enabled us to respond quickly to a changing market” explained Moya Greene Royal Mail CEO.
Royal Mail’s express delivery service, Parcelforce Worldwide, which tends to deal with larger and more valuable parcels, will also offer a Sunday service to retailers from June. It will be up to the retailer to decide whether to offer it to customers.
Parcelforce Worldwide is also expected to deliver on Sunday’s from June 2014. Retailers can choose if they’d like to embrace this service. This is great news for online SME’s, e-bay businesses and the like. In today’s modern seven day a week economy it only seems natural that we can buy what we like when we like and the same to be said for deliveries. Other private delivery firms are expected to follow suit.
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