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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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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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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UK’S MOST REMOTE POSTAL ROUTE

Royal Mail postwoman Michelle McCulloch serves the Haroldswick route on Unst in the Shetland Isles - which at approximately 212 miles from the tip of the Scottish mainland, is the UK’s most northerly - and most remote - postal route.

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History of Royal Mail stamps celebrated with 'stamp classics' issue

Each of the six stamps is a key and admired design from each monarch’s reign – from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II - since Rowland Hill initiated the first postage stamp, the Penny Black, in 1840.

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Overseas sales remain important as online retailers express confidence for 2019, says Royal Mail

Almost seven in ten (69 per cent) UK SME online retailers are confident that their sales will increase in 2019, 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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Letter from Stephen Agar

A letter from Stephen Agar, Managing Director, Letters, Royal Mail Group

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From Birds of Prey to D-Day: Royal Mail's 2019 special stamp calendar revealed

Royal Mail’s Special Stamp programme commemorates anniversaries and celebrates events and popular culture relevant to UK heritage and life

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AUSSIE RULES: AUSTRALIA EMERGES AS UK’S FAVOURITE DESTINATION FOR INTERNATIONAL CHRISTMAS CARDS

New research from Royal Mail reveals that 4 in 10 Britons send Christmas cards to friends and family overseas.

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The holly and the ivy (street): over 50,000 festive addresses across the UK

As we make our final Christmas preparations, new research from Royal Mail reveals that over 50,000 addresses across the UK keep the festive feel going all year round.

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Food and drink emerge as most popular subscription boxes as UK experiences cooking renaissance, says Royal Mail

As Christmas approaches, a new report commissioned by Royal Mail reveals that food and drink are the most popular subscription boxes, as the growing popularity of curated recipe subscriptions is sparking a renaissance in home cooking across the UK.

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1 in 10 Brits send Christmas cards to pets: A map of Britain's Christmas card habits

A comprehensive look at the nation’s Christmas card sending habits reveals that Bristol sends their season’s greetings the earliest in the country, Edinburgh sends the most and Plymouth keeps their cards on display the longest.

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Christmas cards nation's favourite way of spreading festive cheer say 8 in 10 brits

The humble Christmas card is still very much at the heart of the festive season according to new research, an attitude which shows no sign of abating any time soon.

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Royal Mail launches 'Labels to Go' for returns at the Post Office

The label printing service means online shoppers can now use their mobile devices to print free returns labels at the Post Office®, in addition to 1,200 Royal Mail Customer Service Points, bringing the total number of returns locations up to 12,700.

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Royal Mail announces recommended latest Christmas posting dates for international deliveries

Royal Mail reminds customers that they should observe the latest international recommended Christmas posting dates if letters and parcels are to arrive in time for Christmas Day

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Royal Mail launches Christmas competition for small businesses

Show Royal Mail your festive shop window displays, or tell us how you communicate with your customers at Christmas, and you could win £1000

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Jingle box rock

This Christmas, Royal Mail introduces four ‘singing’ postboxes in locations across the UK – meaning you may receive a little festive serenade when you post your Christmas cards.

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Royal Mail last posting dates for Christmas now delivered by Alexa

By downloading the Royal Mail last posting dates Alexa skill, customers can find out when the last posting date is for anywhere in the world and in the UK so that they can get their Christmas cards and presents delivered in time for December 25.

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Royal Mail issues stamps to commemorate 70th birthday of HRH The Price of Wales

Images include a new portrait of The Prince with HRH The Duke of Cambridge and HRH The Duke of Sussex in RAF uniform, taken at the recent RAF centenary commemorations.

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