Millions of Black Friday parcels ‘will arrive late’

Around 17 million parcels may arrive late over the Christmas period, according to new research. Picture: PA

Around 17 million parcels may arrive late over the Christmas period, according to new research. Picture: PA

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SEVENTEEN million parcels worth £695 million sent over the Christmas period will miss the delivery time promised by the retailer, research suggests.

The warning comes as an estimated 10 per cent of the £1 billion orders placed on Black Friday are expected to arrive after the advertised delivery slot, with retailers and delivery firms mostly to blame.

Around 2.2 million parcels, potentially carrying Christmas presents, ordered on Friday are at risk of arriving late.

Around 7 per cent of these orders worth £75m will miss their delivery times, while 2.9 per cent of orders worth 
£31m will need to be re-delivered because the customer is not in.

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