James Greenbury, CEO of Parcel2Go.com

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Parcel Wars

A price war has been ignited between some of the UK’s biggest parcel companies as they look to gain ground on a sector which was split wide open in the wake of Royal Mail Privatisation. Through Parcel2Go.com, the UK’s leading courier comparison website, consumers can currently send parcels for as little as 99p – a substantial decrease on the lowest Royal Mail offer at £2.60[1]. Other firms are following suit in a bid to gain favour with the public – Interparcel having temporarily reduced its lowest cost to £1.50.

December 2013 was one of the busiest ever months for parcel firms as the public continued to change its allegiance from the high street to online retailers. January traditionally sees a decrease in parcel volumes and proactive firms are keen to combat this by lowering costs to record levels. As the true effects of a privatised Royal Mail continue to emerge, there is expected to be a surge in new offerings from existing firms as well as new players entering the market looking to take advantage of an industry which is more egalitarian than ever. Shop-to-shop delivery is now one of the most economical ways to send a parcel and offers customers the convenience of sending and receiving parcels at a time and location close to them.

James Greenbury, CEO Parcel2Go.com says:

“The parcel sector is evolving more rapidly than ever before and it’s been interesting to watch how different companies are reacting. We’ve long been expecting a price war, and, as we are committed to offering the lowest price, naturally this is something Parcel2Go.com has been a major player in. Don’t be surprised if these initial skirmishes lead to an all-out price war – which would be great news for the consumer!”

[1] RoyalMail.com. Price referenced 2nd Class small parcel up to 1kg. Price correct as of 21 January 2014.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Parcel2Go.com .

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