Archive for Parcels
Perhaps consumer activity will help make the borders go away! The globalization of retail shopping is reaching markets everywhere. This article sets out in detail the investments being made by Russian Post to respond to an enormous increase in mail and parcel traffic into Russia…
“Russian Post said since the beginning of 2009. incoming interrnational mail volumes have tripled, and the number of small packages coming into the country from abroad has quadrupled, particularly because of the growing number of Russians shopping through foreign e-commerce sites.
December 2011 has seen 7m items sent to Russia, including 1.5m parcels.Russian Post has been trying to decentralise its international operations to some extent, reducing the strain on its Moscow mail plant.
However, it states that foreign postal operators tend not to sort mail into different Russian regions, and send it en mass “wherever it suits them”, which means usually to Moscow.”
Royal Mail said this week its Heathrow Worldwide Distribution Centre has been handling more than 600,000 packets a day so far during the festive period.This is almost double the amount for a normal day.
The UK postal service said Australia was the leading growth market for UK distance sellers, with November figures suggesting a 31% growth in package volumes going Down Under compared to the same period last year.
European markets have also been fairing well for UK e-commerce and mail order firms, including Greece, which despite its economic woes has been attracting 21% more packages from the UK this year, as well as Finland 20% higher volumes, Netherlands 20% and France 19%.Denmark 10%, Switzerland 9.5%, Italy 7% and Spain 6.9% are also among the top European growth markets for British parcel shipments this year.
Volumes going to the United States have grown by 9.8% according to Royal Mail figures.