Sunday, November 28

Trade. More and more parcels but increasingly green

Online shopping will once again break records this year for the holiday season. The number of packages is rising sharply and the trend will continue until Christmas, after a first peak expected for “Black Friday” on November 26th.

The enthusiasm of French consumers for electronic commerce has accelerated under the effect of Covid-19. La Poste delivered 28% more parcels in 2020 and is forecasting a further increase of 10% this year.

Colissimo will have delivered more than 500 million parcels in 2021. Letter carriers will sort and distribute more than 4 million parcels per day on December 15 and 16 so that they are on time under the Christmas tree.

La Poste holds 50% of the parcel market in France, which will exceed one billion items for the first time this year.

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