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New Figures Suggest 69% Increase in UK Parcel Deliveries

9th January 2013

Record parcel delivery volumes were recorded between Christmas and New Year, with a year on year increase estimated at 69%. The figures, supplied by online shipping delivery management company, MetaPack, are thought to have been boosted by the record breaking number of Boxing Day online retail sales, in addition to the high volume of parcel returns, as consumers send back unwanted gifts. Online retailers, such as Debenhams, Barratts and House of Fraser, have extended their operational hours in order to cope with the increasing demand for online shopping.

MetaPack Founder, Patrick Wall, commented, “…where it may not be possible to get out to the shops on the public holidays, the ease of getting online and buying from home seems to win out and the online retailers that are exploiting this fact will be the winners in 2013.”

Information taken from Post & Parcel online – January 2013

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