Royal Mail look at online delivery to stay relevant
It seems that the Royal Mail have finally worked out that everyone else has lives far more flexible than ever before, around 10 years after everyone else in the universe.
The company reckon this will be the biggest service of its kind, with Nick Landon, managing director of Royal Mail Parcels, saying: "Royal Mail is a key partner for online retailers and we are well placed to benefit from the growth in e-retailing."
"The click and collect initiative will help online retailers give shoppers even greater control over the delivery of their items. We are committed to developing services to ensure we meet the changing demands of online retailers and their customers."
However, no-one heard the initial statement first time round, so Landon left a 'Sorry We Missed You' slip in everyone's letter boxes.
Postal affairs Minister Jo Swinson reckons that this is overdue, and said: "More and more people are choosing to shop online. I'm delighted that through this important new click and collect service the Post Office and Royal Mail are making the most of this growing market and responding to what customers want - convenience and accessibility."
"The parcels market is growing rapidly as Royal Mail's encouraging results last week showed. Click and collect is a great example of how the expanding digital market is creating commercial opportunities to build a sustainable future for the Post Office and Royal Mail."