ROMFORD, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Sept. 30, 2013) - England is transforming itself from a nation of shop-keepers into a nation of e-merchants - and in the process has created a boom in parcel deliveries.
Retail industry body IMRG estimates that last year 1.3 billion parcels and packages were generated by online sales1, excluding groceries and large items. Over the next four years, it expects this figure to grow by 70% to 2.2 billion.
This is good news for delivery companies: in 2012, Royal Mail's parcels business grew by 9% and parcels now account for nearly half of Royal Mail Group revenue. But what does it mean for retailers, especially the growing number of small entrepreneurs selling on eBay and other online marketplaces?
As with any fast growing business, the boom in parcel deliveries has attracted new delivery companies offering lower prices than incumbent operators. Often, merchants can save money by using one of these new suppliers.
Phil Hutchison, Operational Marketing Director at Neopost Limited, explains. "Analysis by Neopost shows that for certain types of package, especially small parcels weighing less than 1kg, Royal Mail is still the most affordable option. In some cases, Royal Mail charges less than half as much as its rivals, enabling customers to save more than £2 on every parcel sent."
To find out how you can cut the cost of parcel deliveries by up to 53%, read the full article, Small parcels, big savings, on the Neopost blog. You might be surprised how much you can add to your bottom line.
1 Source: IMRG Metapack UK Delivery Index
Neopost is the European leader and number two world-wide supplier of mailing solutions. It has a direct presence in 29 countries, with 5,900 employees and annual sales of EUR1,070 billion in 2012. Its products and services are sold in more than 90 countries, and the Group has become a key player in the markets for mailroom equipment and logistics solutions. Neopost supplies the most technologically advanced solutions for franking, folding and inserting and addressing as well as logistics management and traceability. Neopost also offers a full range of services, including consultancy, maintenance and financing solutions.
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