Auctigo takes stock of the busy Christmas schedule for couriers

Auctigo limited MD S Thomas dwells on how couriers should cope with the surge in parcels during Christmas and the latest trends in e- shopping
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Dec. 21, 2012 - PRLog -- The soaring of sales in the Internet in this season will pose a major challenge on the logistical front, as per the analysis of leading free delivery auction site Auctigo. Delivery firms and couriers ( have to make extra efforts to ensure that gifts reach their respective destinations without any delay. Research by consultancies show that first week of December witnessed close to 20 percent increase as against the same time in 2011, during which there was a comparable up in business. Sale during Black Friday as well as Cyber Monday soared beyond 20% as against 2010.

And Green Monday is one of the busiest times when people go on a splurging spree. Yet, latest trends such as when parcels will be shipped freely prior to Christmas, could give testing times for highest spenders.

Royal Mail had to employ scores of temporary workers to deal with the soaring demand and sales in December as well as in January. But, considering the dismal ways in which postal service are operating with job losses and declining growth, retailers in the online space regularly depend on couriers as well as man-and-van ( services for cheap delivery. However, already a few delivery firms are finding it tough to cater to the demands of 4 mn parcels that have to be delivered all the days.

Sharing his view with regard to the ongoing tendencies in the online shopping arena as well as the problems faced by delivery firms, Auctigo MD S Thomas ( said that 2011’s stormy weather created many bottlenecks for the people, forcing them to switch to online shopping. However, he added, the unprecedented levels of snow caused the delay of many deliveries, causing frustration among the public.

E-shopping, according to Thomas, is the best bet for the public thanks to easiness with which they can transact the business especially with the advent of mobile and better security. So, he added, the future is bright with lot of growth prospects.

According to him, the period surrounding December is normally a busy time of the year for courier deliveries. So, he added, couriers must have understood from the past that there is an enormous increase in demand during Christmas period and so they have to make enough preparations to deal with it. And the authorities have said that they will take all measures to deal with the snow problem this time around. So, his advice is that the general public can repose their faith in their deliveries. however, customers shouldn’t keep anything for last minute.

About, an innovative and free delivery auction site, connects with customers who want to transport their goods to anywhere in the world. The USP of is its commitment towards cutting down on expenditure as well as on carbon emissions. Our reverse auction model has already caught the attention of the stakeholders. We enable both British and global couriers bidding for your jobs, making sure that you can avail the best deal in tow! Auctigo is here to help you, whatever be your need with regard to couriers and parcel delivery: local couriers, delivery in the European market, global delivery, etc.
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