Royal Mail is opening eight dedicated parcel sort centres for the Christmas period to handle the rise in the volume of parcels resulting from online shopping.
Mark Higson, Royal Mail’s managing director of operations and modernisation, said: “Royal Mail has invested in eight dedicated parcel sort centres to increase our scale and improve our flexibility during this important time of year for our customers.”
The sort centres are in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Swansea, Bolton, Tamworth, Peterborough, Swindon and Greenford.
The aim is to sort a significant proportion of the parcels Royal Mail handles before they are distributed around the UK and delivered to the door by Royal Mail’s postmen and women
The investment in the dedicated parcel sort centres is in addition to the substantial financial commitment Royal Mail normally makes on additional resources to handle the festive mailbag.