November 18, 2008
Royal Mail has announced a Christmas initiative which will hopefully handle the estimated Â£14.17 billion spend by online shoppers which will be around 27 million buyers from now until Christmas.
Now its expected that there will be delivery rounds on Sunday mornings right up-to the 21st of December and even rounds between 6pm and 9pm on the 22ND and 23rd which will hopefully give people a chance to pick up parcels from standard deliveries.
The opening hours will be dramaticaly extended from the 15Th of December plus for the first time ever they will be open on the 21st of December in the afternoon. Anyone waiting for a letter or parcel will have the choice of delivery addresses perhaps a neighbour or work address.
Mark Higson, Royal Mail Managing Director, said: “Royal Mail is prepared for its biggest online Christmas ever and has taken steps to help people get their items as quickly as possible – even if they are not at home when we first try to deliver.
“The majority of items ordered online are delivered first time but we have put in place a package of measures to help people who are not home to receive the item, in cases where it is too big to go through the letterbox or requires a signature.”
Royal mail will tell you all about this with a non surprising letter and hopefully if you read it you should have no problems buying and selling on eBay this Christmas.