Fortnum & Mason is the first retailer to sign up to Parcelforce Worldwide’s Sunday delivery service which launches this Sunday, 29th June.
Customers can order by 2pm on Saturday for Sunday delivery, making the service ideal for fresh items for Sunday meals. Deliveries will be made after 9am on a Sunday, allowing people time for a lie-in.
Fortnum’s has a history of providing customers with a whole host of delivery options to suit their needs. In the early 1900s Fortnum’s offered same day delivery by horse and cart, and has delivered nationally through Parcelforce Worldwide for 25 years.
Ewan Venters, CEO of Fortnum & Mason said: “Our customers are busier than ever and as such they need their shopping when it suits them. We know there’s a huge appetite for weekend deliveries as we already send out 500 packages every Saturday. We’re delighted that our customers can now choose items in-store, online or over the phone on Saturday morning for delivery on Sunday. We’re expecting a rush on our wonderful selection of essentials for Sunday brunch, lunch and dinner.”
Gary Simpson, managing director of Parcelforce Worldwide, said: “Parcelforce Worldwide has introduced Sunday deliveries to enable online retailers to provide their shoppers with improved flexibility and choice over the delivery of their items.”
Royal Mail has also announced that it is to trial Sunday parcel deliveries later this summer to addresses within the M25 motorway. It will also pilot Sunday afternoon opening at around 100 of its delivery offices across the UK later this summer.