Ofcom is concerned that Royal Mail could potentially cross-subsidise its parcels operation through its letters business, as its market share and delivery network is much more established in the latter. The strength of its operation in the letters sector could give the carrier an unfair advantage in the parcels market, and Ofcom said it will “closely monitor whether Royal Mail is appropriately allocating its costs between parcels and letters”. The comments appeared in a report on Ofcom’s review into the postal […]
The jury is still out on the success of the privatisation of the Royal Mail, said parcel services broker Fastlane International, after a leak of the Labour Manifesto for the 2017 general election called for it to return to public ownership.
Royal Mail is to open 10 temporary parcel sorting sites between now and Christmas to sort a significant amount of its peak volumes.
CollectPlus has signed up its 5,000th store to its parcel delivery and returns network. It means the network of local convenience stores offering the CollectPlus service has grown by nearly 1,000 in the last year, with its latest addition in Brentwood, Essex. Parcel volumes through the network have leapt 250% in the past year. Mark Lewis, chief executive of CollectPlus, said: “Our continual focus on the expansion of our network of stores, through which people can drop off and pick […]