Royal Mail is to trial Sunday service due to high demand

20 - 05 - 2014

Later this summer around 100 of Royal Mail offices will trial Sunday services due to high demands for goods ordered online.

Royal Mail is also trialling parcel deliveries to addresses surrounding the M25 motorway.

‘Changing market’

“Through these new Sunday services we are exploring ways to improve our flexibility and provide more options for people to receive items they have ordered online” stated Royal Mails chief executive Moya Greene.

“The support of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) has enabled us to respond quickly to a changing market.” She added.

CWU deputy general secretary Dave Ward has stated that “Royal Mail’s announcement about expanding delivery and collection services to seven-days-a-week is an exciting innovation which we welcome.”

We have worked closely with Royal Mail to develop how best we can go forward to grow the company together and improve the services for customers.”

The Sunday service is also expanding to the Royal Mail’s express delivery service, Parcelforce Worldwide, which usually deals with larger orders or that of a more valuable nature. This is set to commence from June. It will however be up to the retailer to decide whether this service is something they would like to offer its customers going forward.

Due to Royal Mail’s increasing prices, rival firms such as Hermes and DPD have been able to undercut Royal Mail with cheaper prices and have already announced plans to deliver on Sundays, says BBC’s John Moylan.

Royal Mail was privatised last year. The company is due to report its first annual result as a private company on Thursday 22nd May 2014.







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