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Sunday parcel deliveries embraced by Royal Mail

22 May 2014 - 13:48 by Mike Price

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People across the UK are carrying out safe shopping online in such large numbers that Royal Mail is now going to introduce a service which will allow for parcels to be delivered on Sundays.

Traditionally, it has been necessary for orders placed online to be delivered on weekdays, which is not the most convenient timing for most consumers, because this can mean waiting around for the package to arrive in order to sign for it.

Weekend deliveries are available from some retailers and firms, but often choosing this option at the online checkout can add an extra cost to your transaction, which is not something that everyone will be willing to accept.

But with a new trial for Sunday deliveries from the Royal Mail being run in London at the moment, all this could change, according to The Drum.

The fact of the matter is that Royal Mail is not just testing out this initiative because it will be convenient for customers. In fact, as the volume of packages being pushed through its channels rises, there will be a pressing need for its busiest depots to handle more deliveries than ever, which is where being open seven days of the week can really help.

Spokesperson, Moya Greene, explained that being flexible with opening hours and deliveries was something that Royal Mail is doing as it endeavours to keep pace with the growth of shopping online in the UK.

At first, the scheme will only be available to those living within the circumference of the M25, but if it is a success, then a national rollout could follow, which may change the way that people use the web to shop and may even boost sales for sites offering e-commerce opportunities to British consumers.