Spending by shoppers over the internet grew by 19% during the first six months of 2011– one percentage point more than expected, boosted by the weather and the Royal Wedding.
Industry body IMRG revealed this week that online retail sales totaled £31.5 billion in the six months to June 30th, which is directly impacting the growth of businesses providing UK courier services.
The figures obviously mean that couriers are busier than ever – as all buying online requires delivery; but as well as trying to find cheaper high street items online, shoppers are also trying to get cheaper delivery, moving away from the larger, well-known companies and opting for ‘man and vans’ or local, family run establishments. DeliveryQuoteCompare.com has seen quote requests since January double and courier quote requests are up a whopping 125%!
Couriers can take advantage of the increasing popularity in online buying, especially as we head towards the Christmas period, by signing up as a transport provider on sites like DeliveryQuoteCompare.com. There are no subscription fees, no membership fees and no bid fees. All you pay is a small success fee if your bid is accepted.
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