Consumers Face Inflated Prices for Last Minute Christmas Parcel Deliveries

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

MANCHESTER, England, December 15, 2011 -

As the festive period approaches, Christmas shoppers are being warned about expensive postage for Christmas gifts and cards. It is an issue that has been raised by Consumer Focus, which released a warning to those wishing to send Christmas cards and parcels over the next week. The consumer watchdog issued research that showed how the UK could save up to £75 million if people were to wise up to money saving alternatives.

It was revealed that eight out of ten people did not know the last dates for Christmas deliveries and that leaving post to the last minute could result in expensive postage fees and failed deliveries. Speaking to, Richard Hammond, Director of Postal Policy and Regulation at Consumer Focus, discussed the need to save money and avoid disappointment: 

‘We’d urge people to start thinking about Christmas post and stocking up on second class stamps now. Posting and ordering gifts early will save money and ensure things arrive in plenty of time. Mailing early also gives your postie a fighting chance to deliver the huge surge in Christmas post on time.”

Price comparison websites will also offer a way to ease this pressure around the Christmas period, especially for those wanting to send parcels abroad.  An increasing number of consumers are expected to log on and shop around for the best courier prices for sending Christmas packages at short notice. Many of the sites also offer a tracking service that identifies exactly when a parcel is expected to arrive at its destination.  

Speaking on behalf of, Managing Director David Grimes said:

“Everyone is looking to save as much as they can around this time of year and it can be expensive for those wanting to send presents at the last minute. Of course, it is important to be prepared, but the festive period shouldn’t be used an excuse for expensive delivery prices or poor service.”  

“At, we give customers that have left it until the last minute the best chance of finding the cheapest same day delivery prices from the most reliable and cheap courier services available. It doesn’t matter where you need to send your parcel, you can rest assured that you are getting a good deal.” is a price comparison website offering great deals on sending parcels, including same day delivery and international courier services. If you would like to speak about the services on offer, contact Shaun Pelling on 0844-259-0011.

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