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    “ Royal Mail launches doorstep parcel collections in ecommerce boom

    Demand for UK packages deliveries grows with surge in online shopping triggered by pandemic


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    The UK’s Royal Mail is starting to collect parcels from doorsteps across the country, in what it bills as one of the biggest overhauls to the daily delivery service since the first postboxes appeared in 1852.

    Customers will be able to hand over items to postmen and women on their rounds, or else leave packages in a “safe place”, from Monday to Saturday after paying a fee online.

    The nationwide rollout of the service, which follows trials in areas of the west of England including Bristol, comes during a boom in internet shopping spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic.”

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    Many years too late. All competitors are doing this for ages and many of them cheaper

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    True but I don't think doorstep collections are that widely used except for Amazon returns. It's a faff finding who to use especially if you're not super internet-savvy.

    Plus, tarnished as it is, there's still the Royal Mail brand which many will prefer to "parcelz4UFAST"
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    Other brands coming to a town near you:

    1) British rail

    2) British Telecom (from a stock perspective it is starting to look very tempting. Will wait until Spring).
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    If British Rail ran a parcel service that would be great. My house used to be next to a railway line, they'd have to relay some track but...
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    Free news source for those not interested in FT's pay for news bollox:

    Royal Mail launches 72p parcel pick-up service - BBC News

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    Looks like BOOM threads are getting better response, maybe I should be posting more of positive news...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post


    Looks like BOOM threads are getting better response, maybe I should be posting more of positive news...

    seems sensible
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    If British Rail ran a parcel service that would be great. My house used to be next to a railway line, they'd have to relay some track but...
    They would just use the ticket office as a parcel depot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post


    Looks like BOOM threads are getting better response, maybe I should be posting more of positive news...
    nah, just FO

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