A quarter of internet shoppers have a next-day delivery subscription, Royal Mail has found, and warned retailers that they must keep up with demand for fast, free delivery to retain their customers. Of the quarter of online shoppers that do pay for a delivery subscription, 76% are members of Amazon Prime. The report by the carrier also revealed that online shoppers made 80% of their total purchases on the internet in 2017, excluding groceries. The figure is a notable rise […]
Royal Mail will take on an additional 19,000 employees for the Christmas peak season, 2,600 of whom are intended for its Parcelforce operation.
Royal Mail’s privatisation is complete, after the Department for Business, Skills and Innovation (BIS) said it had sold its remaining 14% stake in the business.
Parcel collection and delivery service Doddle, which has parcel shops at a number of National Rail stations in the South East, plans to have 300 locations open in the next three years.