A third of SME retailers expect to see an increase in sales over the Easter bank holiday weekend

A third (33 per cent) of SME retailers are expecting a leap in sales over the Easter bank holiday weekend, according to a study commissioned by Royal Mail.

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April and May mark the start of DIY and gardening spend, ahead of great British summer

Royal Mail has looked at shopping trends in DIY and gardening to understand online shopping behaviour in these sectors. With global reach and the number one facilitator of ecommerce in the UK, Royal Mail is well placed to observe trends across the industry.

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A step change in convenience: Royal Mail launches delivery time notifications the day before

Royal Mail has launched new earlier customer notifications, advising recipients the day before of their delivery day and estimated delivery time. Recipients will also get shorter estimated delivery windows, starting at two hours.

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Royal Mail’s MailshotMaker brings direct mail into the heart of omnichannel campaigns

Royal Mail announces that its MailshotMaker tool has integrated with the customer engagement platform, dotdigital Engagement Cloud. The integration means that Engagement Cloud users can now include direct mail as part of any omnichannel campaign.

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Royal Mail unveils Happiness Index for the UK, Winchester tops the list

Winchester, East Renfrewshire, Monmouthshire and Lisburn and Castlereagh top the Royal Mail UK Happiness Index in each of the UK’s four countries, according to a new study commissioned by Royal Mail. Winchester tops the list for the UK overall.

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Keith Williams to succeed Les Owen as Chairman of Royal Mail in May 2019

Royal Mail plc announces that Keith Williams, currently Deputy Chairman, will succeed Les Owen as Chairman with effect from 22 May 2019, following the announcement of Royal Mail’s Full Year 2018-19 Results.

ROYAL MAIL TRIALS E-TRIKES

Royal Mail trials e-Trikes

Royal Mail Pension Update – Government Commits To Legislate For CDC Pensions

The Government has today published its response to the consultation on Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) schemes. We welcome its response, which outlines its commitment to bringing forward legislation to enable CDC schemes at the earliest opportunity.

T-shirts, tops and trainers drive UK fashion and footwear purchases

Royal Mail has looked at shopping trends in fashion and footwear to understand online shopping behaviour in these sectors. With global reach and the number one facilitator of ecommerce in the UK, Royal Mail is well placed to observe trends across the industry.

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UK’s first ‘laughing’ postbox revealed in support of Comic Relief

Ahead of Red Nose Day on Friday 15 March, Royal Mail has unveiled a special edition ‘laughing’ postbox with stand-up comedian Hal Cruttenden providing the jokes. The postbox is situated near BBC Headquarters in London – Broadcasting House – and has been created in support of Comic Relief.

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BRITISH CHILDREN’S AUTHORS HONOURED ON POSTBOXES

On World Book Day, Royal Mail unveils four special edition postboxes across the UK honouring some of the nation’s most popular children’s authors.

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Haircare, vitamins and supplements driving beauty and wellness spend

Royal Mail has looked at shopping trends in beauty and wellness to understand online shopping behaviour in these sectors. With global reach and the number one facilitator of ecommerce in the UK, Royal Mail is well placed to observe trends across the industry.

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First and Second Class Stamp Prices

From 25 March, the price of a 1st Class stamp will increase by 3p to 70p and the price of a 2nd Class stamp will increase by 3p to 61p. These changes are necessary to help ensure the sustainability of the Universal Postal Service.

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SME online retailers look to marketplaces for sales but physical stores remain important, says Royal Mail

Almost six in ten (58 per cent) UK SME online retailers sell their products through an online marketplace whilst 75 per cent have their own website, according to a study commissioned by Royal Mail. With global reach and the leading enabler of ecommerce in the UK, Royal Mail is well placed to observe trends across the industry.

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Royal Mail Quality Of Service

Royal Mail’s latest Quality of Service report reveals that Second Class mail has achieved its regulatory Quality of Service target for the first three quarters of the financial year 2018-19.

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RISE OF THE SILVER HAIRED SIRENS: DAVID ATTENBOROUGH AND JUDI DENCH AMONG THE NATION’S TOP FANTASY LOVE LETTER SENDERS

More mature national treasures - including David Attenborough, Paul Hollywood and Dame Judi Dench - are among the top choices for celebrities that Brits would most like to receive a love letter from, according to new research from Royal Mail.

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SENDING VALENTINE’S DAY CARD OR LETTER THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO SECURE A DATE THAN LIKE, SWIPE OR E-MAIL

New research from Royal Mail reveals that sending a heartfelt Valentine’s Day card, love letter or note is three times more likely to secure a date with the object of your affections this year than a ‘like’, a ‘swipe’ or an email.

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In five years’ time…Royal Mail’s subscription box report unveils key trends for success in the market

Royal Mail has launched The UK Subscription Box Boom Report including an in-depth look at the subscription box economy. Forecast to be valued at £1 billion by 2022, the report highlights key trends across the market, providing advice and insights for businesses already operating in the space or looking to do so in the near future.

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MY LOVE IS LIKE A RED, RED POSTBOX

With Valentine’s Day almost upon us, Royal Mail unveils four ‘romantic’ postboxes across the UK, honouring some of the nation’s greatest writers on the subject of love.

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LOVE NESTS: ROMANCE INSPIRES 1 IN 10 BRITISH HOUSE NAMES

New Royal Mail research reveals that 1 in 10 British named homes look to love and all its wonders for moniker inspiration.

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Royal Mail delivers Tracked Returns for Australian online shoppers as a third shop on UK sites

Royal Mail has looked at online shopping trends in Australia, revealing Australian shoppers are keen on overseas websites with 30 per cent of online shoppers making a purchase from a UK site. Of these shoppers, the average spend on UK websites is $70 (£39) per month.

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