Royal Mail trials Sunday deliveries as online shopping booms

This past year, retailers have seen a surge in online shopping due to Covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns.

According to the Office for National Statistics, the internet sales as a percentage of total retail sales has risen from 20.2% in January 2020 to 36.3% in January 2021.

This comes as Royal Mail is to trial Sunday delivery for major retailers. 

Royal Mail said an increasing number of customers were shopping online and expected to get their purchases as soon as possible after placing their orders.

Rivals such as Hermes and DPD already offer Sunday deliveries for major retailers such as Amazon, so it’s no surprise Royal Mail is feeling pressure to match this.

Royal Mail said it had “processed unprecedented parcel volumes” in the past year as non-essential retailers were closed during lockdowns.

While the demand for online shopping has seen a huge upturn in the past year, it is worth considering how this may be affected by the eventual reopening of the UK’s retail sector.

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