NetDespatch, a provider of web-based integration shipping solutions, is reporting an unprecedented 15% rise in parcel delivery for online shoppers in the past month, indicating a great sign for a strong Christmas, and demonstrating the continued strength of the ecommerce market in the UK.
It’s still early days for the shopping season, but according to the IMRG, more than 10% of all retail sales are now made over the internet in the UK. They say that the ecommerce market in the UK has grown to more than £87bn in 2013, and is estimated to reach £134bn by 2016.
NetDespatch provide a cost-free fully managed processing platform for retailers, offering easy to use web-based software tools and services connecting warehouse and order processing systems, such as eSellerPro, Linnworks and Magento, directly and securely to the NetDespatch servers. The same despatch and delivery data is used to print carrier compliant labels and documentation, and then forwarded to the selected postal or parcel carrier, ensuring that information is entered just once and that parcels arrive on time.
Now used by more than 100,000 retailers worldwide, the NetDespatch web technology combines increased operational efficiency with the production of correctly addressed and routed carrier labels. They’re a local UK company though based in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.
We’re getting mixed reports for how sales are though some sellers way up, some steady, others down. Hopefully we’ll now not see Royal Mail strikes and that’s one obstacle out of the way. This weekend is a key week in the Christmas season as much of the country have just received their last but one pay cheque before Christmas so it’s time to start spending.