Online shopping boom makes parcel courier choice even more important

August 19, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
The spike in internet shopping means it is more important than ever to ensure goods purchased online are delivered by a reliable parcel delivery firm, says Parcel2Go.

Over the past year, UK retailers have seen more and more consumers purchasing goods through the internet not a huge surprise considering the range of products and discounts available online. Much of the growth in online shopping is related to increased use of smartphones.

Communications regulator Ofcom said earlier this month that over a quarter of adults and almost half of all teenagers now own a smartphone. Separate research conducted by comScore found that the number of British smartphone owners who accessed internet retail sites in the three months to the end of May increased 163 per cent year-on-year.

However, according to the Bolton-based parcel delivery specialist, there are potential pitfalls linked to this sharp increase in online activity and internet shopping. According to Richard Mercer, marketing director at online parcel delivery firm Parcel2Go, choosing the wrong carrier to deliver your package can be costly.

He said: "Finding a reliable parcel courier has always been important for individuals and businesses sending consignments within the UK and abroad. However, the huge increase in online shopping means that there are more people than ever having goods purchased online delivered to their homes and workplaces.

"Ensuring that a reliable and reputable carrier is handling your package won't only provide peace of mind, it will also ensure that the goods arrive in one piece. Using a service like Parcel2Go means you'll enjoy the services of a leading courier and your items will get to their destination on time and in the right condition."

Parcel2Go has been helping businesses and individuals find the right international parcel delivery service to suit their needs for more than 20 years. The business now handles in excess of two million parcels every year.

About Parcel2Go:
Parcel2Go Ltd has been offering its customers the opportunity to organise a courier to London, Monaco, and everywhere in between, for the past 21 years. Based in Bolton, the company operates a cost effective collection and delivery service using couriers such as Parcelforce and DHL throughout the UK, Europe, and countries across the world.

For further information contact:
Email: l.yates@parcel2go.com
Website: www.parcel2go.com