// Moonpig to take advantage of Royal Mail’s recently launched Sunday delivery service
// The retailer had 60,000 Father’s Day gifts delivered on a Sunday
// Royal Mail is responding to the growth in parcel volumes
Moonpig has appointed Royal Mail to deliver packages across the UK on a Sunday.
The online gifts and cards retailer had around 60,000 Father’s Day gifts delivered on a Sunday.
This partnership now means that Moonpig can offer its customers “higher levels of convenience” when ordering from them.
The introduction of a commercial, seven-day parcel delivery capability for major retail customers is one of the key ways Royal Mail is responding to the growth in parcel volumes.
The Sunday parcel delivery is now available for customers every week, with additional plans for Moonpig to make cards part of the regular Sunday delivery offering in the near future as well.
“We have an intelligent operations network that enables us to have the best range and the latest cut off times for next day delivery of personalised cards and gifts anywhere in the market,” Moonpig shipping director Tony Bannister said.
“We continue to work incredibly hard and keep innovating with our partners like Royal Mail to provide an exceptional service to our customers.
“This was a significant milestone to allow our customers to send cards and gifts for the first time that arrived on Father’s Day itself, making the day even more special for Dads.”
“We’ve had a record breaking Father’s Day this year, with well over a million Dads receiving a card or gift from Moonpig.
“The response on social media has been overwhelmingly positive, with smiling faces and happy families all around the country.”
Royal Mail chief commercial officer, Nick Landon said: “We have been delivering for Moonpig for many years and have now extended our partnership to a seven-day service.
“We always listen to our customers and Sunday delivery has been one of the services they have been asking for.
“The UK already trusts us to deliver their purchases six days a week both quickly and conveniently. Now our posties are doing the same thing seven days a week.”
Royal Mail has been delivering cards for Moonpig since the company’s foundation in 2000.