Final Update – Tamebay Black Friday Speed Test 2021

Final update #1 Update #2 Update #3 Tamebay Black Friday Speed Test 2021

The annual Tamebay 2021 Black Friday Speed Test is complete. It’s our annual small scale test of the resilience of deliveries over the Black Friday period, at 9.30am on Black Friday morning we placed 15 orders split across the largest three UK general marketplaces – Amazon, eBay and OnBuy, and this is Update #3 based the the statuses this Sunday.

In this final update the final parcel has arrived, somewhat surprising as the delivery estimate was anywhere between the 15th of December and the 1st of February, so there was a good chance it wouldn’t have arrived until the New Year. But, a great result with all items being safely received well in time for Christmas.

Overall products were largely delivered well before the earliest estimated delivery date and only two were delivered later than the latest estimated arrival day. Bearing in mind that Black Friday is traditionally the busiest time of year that’s not bad at all.

Overall, deliveries arrived just under 1.9 days earlier than they were promised. The range (for earliest expected delivery date was six days early to five days late. 12 deliveries arrived earlier than anticipated with only 3 arriving past the earliest delivery date and only 2 later than the latest estimated date of delivery.

Final Update – Black Friday Speed Test 2021

Marketplace

Advertised Service

Estimated Delivery

Delivery Cost

Despatch Date

Delivery Date

+/- Estimate

OnBuy Hermes Thu 2 Dec –
Fri 3 Dec
Free 26/11/2021 27/11/2021 -5
OnBuy Amazon Logistics Tue 30 Nov –
Wed 1st Dec
Free 26/11/2021 27/11/2021 -3
Amazon Amazon Logistics Thu 2nd Dec Prime Account 27/11/2021 27/11/2021 -5
OnBuy Royal Mail Tracked 24 Fri 3 –
Mon 6 Dec
Free 26/11/2021 27/11/2021 -6
eBay Royal Mail 2nd Class Sat 4 Dec £1.39 26/11/2021 29/11/2021 -5
eBay Royal Mail 2nd Class Tue 30 Nov Free 26/11/2021 29/11/2021 -1
Amazon Amazon FBA 2nd Class Thu 2nd Dec Prime Account 26/11/2021 29/11/2021 -3
OnBuy Royal Mail 48 Thu 2 Dec –
Fri 3 Dec
Free 26/11/2021 29/11/2021 -3
OnBuy Royal Mail 48 Tracked Wed 1 Dec –
Thu 2 Dec
Free 28/11/2021 30/11/2021 -1
Amazon Royal Mail 48 Tracked Thu 2 Dec –
Fri 3 Dec
Free 26/11/2021 30/11/2021 -2
Amazon Amazon FBA Fri 3 Dec – Tue 7 Dec Prime Account 26/11/2021 02/12/2021 -1
eBay Whistl Wed 1 Dec Free 26/11/2021 02/12/2021 +1
eBay Other courier (3 to 5 days) Tue 30 Nov –
Thu 2 Dec
£3.60 02/12/2021 06/12/2021 +5
Amazon Amazon FBA Thu 9 Dec Prime Account 27/11/2021 08/11/2021 -2
eBay Economy Delivery from outside UK Wed 15 Dec –
Tue 1 Feb
£1.95 28/11/2021 18/12/2021 +3
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