Royal Mail is taking over on-line big Amazon with a trial Sunday parcel supply service for main retailers.
The transfer goals at tapping into the seven-days-a-week supply market, with extra shoppers anticipating Sunday deliveries as a part of their on-line purchasing.
Within the final yr, Royal Mail stated it has processed unprecedented parcel volumes, delivering 496 million within the third quarter ending December 27.
Royal Mail stated development of its second, and largest, parcel hub is beneath method in Daventry in Northamptonshire, with the capability to course of multiple million parcels a day.
Chief business officer Nick Landon stated: “The UK already trusts us to ship their purchases six days every week each rapidly and conveniently.
“Now, for the primary time, our posties shall be doing the identical factor seven days every week.
“The final yr has reset so many buyer expectations and the need for much more handy and much more frequent parcel deliveries has actually been one among them.
“We at all times take heed to our clients, each senders and recipients, and the ask right here was clear: we love what you do Monday to Saturday, so please do the identical on a Sunday.
“So that is what we’re doing, as rapidly as potential, so we are able to provide it to increasingly more clients throughout the course of this yr.”
The agency final month admitted elements of the UK might nonetheless be experiencing a discount in postal providers on account of greater volumes of mail in the course of the lockdown.
Final yr the pandemic led to the bundle and parcel agency decreasing supply days to week days for a interval.
Saturday deliveries have been reinstated after the nationwide lockdown got here to an finish.