Headlines have been less than positive for the Royal Mail over the past year or so, but it seems that the company has seen the light at the end of the tunnel after seeing a rise of 4% in parcel deliveries over the festive season in 2014.
A whopping 120 million parcels were delivered over last year which is a four percent increase on the previous year. With the parcel deliveries going sp well, you would hope that letters would follow suit. However, the number of letters delivered fell by 3%
Moya Greene, Royal Mail chief executive, said: “Royal Mail delivered one of its highest ever quality of service performances for parcel delivery to our customers over the month. This is because we started to plan for Christmas in April, putting investment behind extra sorting capacity with 10 temporary hubs and training around 19,000 extra people.”
it seems that Christmas is not just good for the soul but good for business too!