Royal Mail launches first-ever Sunday delivery service

Royal Mail has announced that it will now deliver parcels on Sundays for major retailers.

The company said it was launching its seven-day-a-week trial service to meet consumer demands, as customers increasingly expect Sunday deliveries as part of their online shopping experience.

Over the next month, several retail brands with trial the service across the UK.
Royal Mail is currently in discussions with additional retailers about rolling out the service.

The company has processed unprecedented parcel volumes in the past year, delivering 496 million parcels in the third quarter ending 27th December.

Royal Mail said that the development of its second, and biggest parcel hub is currently underway. The new site will be able to process more than 1 million parcels every day.

“The UK already trusts us to deliver their purchases six days a week both quickly and conveniently,” said Nick Landon, chief commercial officer, Royal Mail. “Now for the first time our posties will be doing the same thing seven days a week.

He added: “The last year has reset so many customer expectations and the desire for even more convenient and even more frequent parcel deliveries has certainly been one of them. We always listen to our customers, both senders and recipients, and the ask here was clear: we love what you do Monday to Saturday, so please do the same on a Sunday. So that’s what we’re doing, as quickly as possible so we can offer it to more and more customers across the course of this year. It’s another really exciting change delivered by our trusted people and network.”

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