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KENT, ENGLAND, June 14, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- You may or may not have read that last year many e-commerce e-tailers saw an explosion in business with many companies seeing double digit percentage rises in sales when compared to the year before. Worldwide Parcel Services is pleased to tell you that in particular in the run up to Christmas last year in countries across the Globe the number of parcels sent as a result of e-commerce rose by 15-20% when compared to the year before.
This growth was unprecedented and caught out many major players in the global courier services industry, however here at Worldwide Parcel Services we had things covered having seen a rise the year before when due to bad weather leading up to Christmas many people switched to shopping online for presents, as they could not physically get to the shops.
We predicted that having experienced beating the crowds by shopping comfortably from their armchair, that people would do the same last Christmas and indeed they did.
However it might be that your parcel courier was not so wise to this increase and you found yourself dealing with angry customers awaiting parcels for Christmas.
The key thing that you need to be aware of is that this increase in e-commerce was not just a one off, and parcel industry experts are predicting rates of up to 15% growth year on year for the next five years in some countries. That kind of growth might sound great, but if your parcel courier can't handle it then you could find that your business reputation may go down hill fast.
A prime example of this happening was Yodel, Britain's second largest parcel delivery company, who were hammered in the papers and by online petitions due to angry customers awaiting parcels with presents in.
Worldwide Parcel Services aims not to put you or us in that situation and looks to work with its customers who are developing and expanding their e-commerce sales to be able to handle the increased number of parcel shipments that will arise as a result.
As an example many companies are now moving to offering free shipping on the Internet, and indeed it is predicted within two years that 80-90% of companies maybe offering this service. Whilst sadly we can't offer to deliver your parcels for free, at Worldwide Parcel Services we are looking to develop business with prospective e-commerce companies for the longer term.
Our experience at Worldwide Parcel Services tells us that as soon as you start to offer free delivery your online sales will jump up, and the question is, is your current parcel courier ready for that increase? A 15% increase may sound great but it also means you and us effectively squeezing an extra hours work in to an eight hour day.
Worldwide Parcel Services aims to work with you closely to ensure that we both handle your e-commerce parcel growth efficiently and make sure customer deliveries are made on time every day of the year, particularly in the Festive season. So contact Worldwide Parcel Services today to find out how we can help out with your e-commerce growth.
Worldwide Parcel Services deliver anywhere internationally, with 2-5 day delivery, parcel insurance and tracking all as standard. Easy online quote and booking service.
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