Omicron drives last minute avalanche of Christmas deliveries, ParcelHero reports


Online retailers and couriers are experiencing a 17% surge in late gift deliveries as the Omicron surge drove shoppers from the High Street last weekend, according to ParcelHero’s head of consumer research David Jinks. Pointing to research by retail analyst Springboard, which revealed a 25% plummet in the number of visitors to the High Street on Sunday (19 December), compared to the last Sunday before Christmas in 2019, Jinks said: “It’s heartbreaking. Things had been looking so rosy for town […]