Online retail expenditure in the UK is forecast to grow by 44.9% in the coming five years to reach £62.7bn in 2020. Shoppers spent £114bn online in the UK during 2015, with £24.4bn being spent over the Christmas period alone.
This growth has understandably led to an increase in parcel volumes. Royal Mail reports that it handled 130 million parcels overall in December alone, 6% more than last year, whilst 260 million were handled by carriers for retailers throughout the November / December peak trading period. Hermes also reported a record-breaking peak 2015, during which it processed 30.3m parcels, representing a 24% increase over 2014’s level.
Amazon's UK sales smashed past the £6 billion mark last year. The online retail and media giant made $9.03 billion (£6.31 billion) from Britain, up $700 million or 8 per cent on a year earlier. Britain is Amazon's third biggest market after America and Germany. UK sales from e-books, electronics and other goods have more than doubled from $4 billion in 2010.
However, it is Amazon that have been criticised for posting small items in large boxes. There are numerous examples of them posting a small ruler or lipstick separately in a large box. At the moment it uses a system called CubiScan, which should be able to tell the perfect-sized box for anything that’s bought from the site. ‘Box on Demand’ has more sizes available though, so there’s more chance you actually will get the right packaging.
Amazon’s plan is revealed on upcoming TV show War on Waste, which is fronted by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. In an episode that was aired on BBC One on Thursday July 28, Hugh tackles the issue of excess packaging at Amazon. He visits a distribution centre and watched as boxes were picked for items – even showing that a smaller one could have been selected at one point.
Amazon takes action over its packaging problem by vowing to stop delivering little items in massive boxes
BUYING online is supposed to take the hassle out of shopping, but anyone who’s spent an hour trying to stuff acres of cardboard into bin bags might argue that’s not always the case. One…
It’s all very well having your valuable goods delivered to your home, sometimes at a lower price and far more convenient, but will you be in to receive the parcel? Are you going to take a day off work? Do you know what time the parcel will be delivered? Morning? Afternoon? Not many companies can or will give you a time of day for a parcel delivery.
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