NetDespatch sees online purchasing boom for Christmas 2012

NetDespatch is reporting a 20 per cent increase in online traffic compared to the same period in 2011. Once again the growing strength of the online market is being demonstrated over the Christmas period. Cyber Monday, which falls on the first Monday of December, saw 112 million visits to retail websites in the UK. However growing confidence in online services and delivery has meant that the second Monday, 10th December, saw a seven percent further rise with the peak expected to be reached on the 17th.

Now estimated to be used by 75,000 retailers worldwide, NetDespatch's web technology combines increased operational efficiency with the production of correctly addressed and routed carrier labels.

NetDespatch provides a fully managed processing platform offering easy to use web-based software tools and services connecting warehouse and order processing systems, such as eSellerPro, Maginus and Magento, directly and securely to the NetDespatch servers. The same despatch and delivery data is then forwarded to the selected postal or parcel carrier, ensuring that information is entered just once and that parcels arrive on time.

December has seen new milestones reached by many of NetDespatch's postal and parcel delivery customers. CollectPlus, the innovative collection and delivery network for on-line consumers, with an integrated network of convenience stores, supermarkets, garage forecourts and shopping centres, has experienced another impressive year and recently announced the delivery of their 10 millionth item through the NetDespatch platform since they were founded in 2009.

In November 2012, the APC Overnight network received more than a million on-line consignments for delivery through their 115 strong UK nationwide depot network. This was the icing on the cake for the UK's largest next day delivery network, which reported a 13.5 per cent increase in turnover, in a highly successful 2012.

"2012 has been a great year for NetDespatch and our customers. Our services allow retailers, mail order companies and manufacturers to process peak volumes without any IT restrictions, and by making online despatch, labelling and tracking so easy it is helping businesses of all sizes to become more competitive and grow," commented Becky Clark, CEO of NetDespatch.

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