The Christmas season is still on its peak. Of course, many people have already made their part in the festive spending practice. It is also guaranteed that you’ve made yours already! The start of such seasons often makes everyone so active. By everyone this means all involved, including the buyers and sellers. With Christmas also known for being the gift giving season, the recipient of presents do belong to the group that benefits most during this festive season. So, the question now is, is it the same with companies, particularly those specializing in providing courier services? To know the answer to this, it is best to use the data provided in the newspapers lately.
The Status of Online Shopping
Considering all the information laid out in the newspaper regarding the Christmas season, particularly about the shopping department, you will know that a list of the top most purchased items has already been made. As what most news stated, some of the most purchased products at the moment in some parts of the world are beauty products, food and jewelry. The sales of these items even increased more as last-minute period hit. It was also stated in the news that the festive spending did start slow in certain countries. However, a swift turn occurred as soon as the last-minute period began.
So, what does this mean? Based on The New Zealand Herald, Kiwi shoppers have spent about $170 million for their Christmas shopping this year. Retailers hoped that the splurge will continue until the Christmas day over the web. From the data gathered, electronic payments made have reached $3.9 billion by the time the twenty-second day of the month came.
Just like with other places across the world, Kiwi shoppers have also created a list of the top most items they purchase over the web. Based on the purchases made by these shoppers, the list includes watches, jewelry, health and beauty, photographic, video and music products.
To courier companies, this is a big opportunity since it just created more sales for them. Of course, with the shopping made online, it only indicates that a courier service will be required for the delivery of the purchased items. Seeing that the electronic payments made already reached the aforementioned amount, it can only mean that courier companies are also benefitting from festive spending. This is especially the case if the purchaser wanted to deliver the parcel to Spain where the recipient is staying. Even if the purchased item is not to be delivered directly to the recipient, companies like Courierpoint can still benefit during this period. That is because the service they offer is among the most convenient and fastest means of getting parcels delivered to customers worldwide on time.
The figure of sales made above was reached a few days before the Christmas day. The mentioned figure was big enough by then and it was stated that there was a huge chance for it to increase more as the Christmas day comes. For courier companies, this is another batch of high sales they can benefit from.