Home delivery, e-retail final mile looks set to set even bigger records than first predicted. In 2016, more than a quarter of retail value was sold online, (IMRG) and that does not include eBay.

BBC News for this Black Friday - 2.5 Billion ‘online Sales’ in one day - the public have been considering for a week what they were to buy on Black Friday. Manufacturers are saying they have to sell on Black Friday to encourage more Christmas sales, but some retailers have said 'No' to Black Friday as they are losing more than they make.

‘Winners this year are the shoppers as retailers make low profits’. Black Friday has been stretched all week, Black Tag week on electronic goods, free home delivery. Many retailers have stretched the other side to Monday 27th. Big sortation shed folk are talking a new term, Sortation Sunday.

Sam Clarke, Gnewt...

Early indications show another record year as Black Friday and overall Peak forecast volumes continue to rise as the move to e-commerce transactions continue.


Nick Landon, Managing Director of Royal Mail Parcels...

For many retailers and consumers, Black Friday now marks the start of the Christmas shopping season. Because of this it's great to see the level of optimism from businesses, particularly retailers, about Black Friday and the festive period in general. If businesses are well prepared for Black Friday and Christmas, they can reap the benefits of a busy but fruitful festive season.


Jeffrey Ritterband, CitySprint...

Very busy week, the likes of Argos & Adidas have all started earlier this week, the 1-2 hour delivery service for small vans has grown, we placed 15 extra vans for one client just this week.


Bob Black, group chief operating officer and executive general manager eCommerce Delivery, Australia Post said...

Global sales like Black Friday and Cyber Monday put the spotlight on domestic and international bargains and were a great opportunity to purchase presents before Christmas.


LSA take a look north, e-retail is not just London-centric...

Ready for Black Friday – Try before you buy & under a tenner for same-day ASOS in the northern cities

ASOS extended its Instant same day delivery service to Leeds and Manchester in time for the Black Friday, it's all ready for the Christmas trading period. The price of the service, which was introduced in London more than a month ago, has also been reduced from £21.95 to £9.95. It will be available to Leeds and Manchester postcodes on orders placed before 10am Monday to Friday.

Deliveries will be fulfilled by CitySprint’s On the Dot service between 6pm-10pm and the fashion e-tail giant says it will be rolling it out to further cities in the new year.

Earlier this month the business launched a try-before-you-buy service in partnership with payments provider Klarna, allowing customers to order anything from its 85,000-strong product line-up and only pay for what they keep within 30 days of the order being dispatched with no additional fees or interest.

Matt Rogers,

We’re excited to be extending the reach of ASOS Instant to Leeds and Manchester following its successful launch in London. It is illustrative of our commitment to exploring delivery options that provide convenience and choice for ASOS customers.