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Many more parcels delivered during lockdown, UK study suggests

By Alan Jones
Almost half of people have been receiving more parcel deliveries since lockdown measures began, UK research suggests.

Most of 2,000 adults surveyed by the Royal Mail said they believed the current level of online shopping would continue or even increase after the crisis eases.

More than one in four of those questioned expected to spend more money online once measures are lifted.

Shane O’Riordain, managing director of marketing, regulation and corporate affairs at Royal Mail, commented: “Keeping the nation connected in these unprecedented times is of vital importance to us.

“It is perhaps unsurprising that for many customers, receiving an item that they have ordered online from our postmen and postwomen can really brighten up their day in such challenging times.”

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