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September 29, 2011 01:00 ET

Online Christmas Shopping Rise Means Busy and Risky Winter for Couriers Without Goods in Transit Insurance

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 29, 2011) - Quote Me Today, one of the UK's leading insurance brokers, has warned the combination of increasing online shopping figures and hazardous winter weather could bode badly for couriers operating without insurance.

Research carried out by eDigitalResearch and IMRG has shown that 61% of people (from a sample of 6,000) will use their smartphones to browse for Christmas presents this year – 49% of these will then go on to make a purchase. Quote Me Today remain positive about the increment as the courier industry will prosper but there are fears drivers without courier van insurance are taking too much of a risk on icy roads.

The research also suggested that 54% of the people surveyed will start their Christmas shopping earlier, meaning the peak courier season could go on even longer this year. Quote Me Today are strongly advising delivery businesses to find an adequate insurance package, which covers the value of their cargo completely.

A spokesperson for the insurance broker commented:

'The increase in online shopping popularity is great news for couriers who will see a mini-boom in business this Christmas but we can't stress enough the importance of a good insurance deal – if the weather is going to be anything like last year, the risk factor is just too high to take a chance.'

This week, long range forecasters Exacta Weather predicted another 'big freeze' for the winter of 2011. Quote Me Today specialise in finding cheap Goods in Transit insurance (GiT) to protect couriers taking to the forecasted wintery roads and delivering massive amounts of online purchased products.

The increased popularity in smartphones makes them one of the hottest Christmas present choices this year. Drivers carrying these gadgets onboard, without adequate GiT insurance, could be compensating for expensive loss or damages themselves should an accident occur.

Quote Me Today are the experts in helping couriers find quality insurance to prevent crippling compensation amounts. Their relationships with insurance firms also allow them to negotiate for low quotes. To find out more about their exemplary broker service visit their website www.quotemetoday.co.uk.

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Quote Me Today is a Kent based broker with years of experience in providing risk solutions for both the personal and commercial lines markets. In an industry where competitive rates, risk knowledge and customer confidence are essential, Quote Me Today offer these through a panel of insurers with a wealth of industry experience. Their relationship with these insurers allows them to quote competitive rates coupled with professionally tailored cover which provides the edge in placing your business at the right price without prejudice to your policy requirements. Visit their website at www.quotemetoday.co.uk/ for an instant quote.

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