Royal Mail is to start delivering parcels on a SUNDAY, to compete with giants DPD and Hermes in the weekend online shopping space.
Now, any retailer or online seller will be able to use the Royal Mail Tracked24 service, which will provide a next day delivery service for orders made on the Saturday before. As of yesterday (Sunday 29th May 2022), the Sunday delivery service was made available to 12,000 major online retailers after a piolet with 75 large ecommerce sites.
Royal Mail’s chief commercial officer Nick Landon said the postal business “is transforming to make sure we deliver” what customers need, both “now and in the future”. “We all know how convenient it is to order something online that will arrive the next day. It frees up time with the family, in the garden, or enjoying your favourite sport. Now you can do the same when ordering from thousands of smaller online retailers using our Tracked24 service, seven days a week.”
Mr Landon added that the Sunday delivery plan so far did not include letters, however he would not rule that out for the future if there was a demand for it.