Parcel Couriers Make Preparations For Festive Rush
Released on: November 15, 2011, 4:16 am
Industry: Transportation / Logistics,
Internet & Online
Couriers with services available through online parcel delivery firm Parcel2Go
are making their final preparations ahead of the Christmas season.
Thousands of Christmas shoppers came to rely on courier services last year when
severe weather conditions around the UK made it look like many people would not be
able to get their presents to friends and family members in time. This year,
industry-leading firms such as UPS and FedEx are making preparations early in
anticipation of a last minute rush.
Last month, courier specialist FedEx said it was
expecting a 12 per cent year-on-year increase in the volume of goods handled
worldwide between November 24 and Christmas Day, peaking at an estimated 17 million
shipments on December 12. The rise in the number of packages being sent is said to
be down to an increase in e-commerce, with more people feeling comfortable buying
Christmas presents over the internet. To cope with the festive rush the company is
employing an extra 20,000 seasonal staff.
International delivery firm UPS will employ an
extra 55,000 seasonal staff across America. The company has predicted a late surge
in demand as consumers leave it until the last minute to buy their presents over the
internet. UPS believes its busiest day will be December 22, when it will handle
about 26 million items worldwide.
Richard Mercer, marketing director at Parcel2Go, said: "It's great news that our
shipping partners are looking ahead and planning how to provide the best possible
level of service to UK consumers over the Christmas period. It's always a challenge
at this time of year when shipping volumes peak, but Parcel2Go customers can rest
assured that their items are in safe hands with our couriers.
"As the hard winter conditions that have hit the UK in recent years have shown us,
planning ahead is always sensible. We're calling on individuals and businesses to
make sure they organise parcel deliveries as early as possible to ensure their
packages arrive on time."
- ENDS -
Parcel2Go Ltd has been offering its customers the opportunity to organise a London,
Birmingham and Manchester courier service delivery for the past 21 years. Based in Bolton, the company
operates a cost-effective collection and delivery service using couriers such as
City Link and DHL throughout the UK, Europe, and countries across the world.
For further information contact:
Back to previous page
Submit your press release