Last minute: Evri said households left Christmas shopping late as they waited for discounts
Evri celebrated its busiest Christmas yet after delivering more than 150m parcels.
The company said households left Christmas shopping late as they waited for last minute discounts because of the continued strain on family finances.
Evri, formerly called Hermes, saw a 21 per cent increase in deliveries in the final week before Christmas compared to the same week in 2022. In contrast, it delivered fewer parcels around Black Friday in November because nervous consumers held off on spending. It delivered 154m packages over the nine weeks to December 30.
The company faced extra pressure last year when posties went on strike. Shoppers flocked to the High Street because they were worried about late deliveries.
But this year, customers rushed to buy with ‘strong demand’ for goods from Chinese sites Shein and Temu.