Top UK Retailers: Delivery Services and Carriers Used: 2019

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Top UK retailers: delivery services and carriers used: 2019

This report identifies the delivery services, and the carriers, which are used by the retailers which comprise InternetRetailing’s UK Top 500. click for list of retailers included
– The summary report analyses overall usage patterns and makes comparisons with 2018
– The accompanying database names the carrier/s and service provider/s used for each service by each retailer.

For each of the top UK retailers it answers:
– Which delivery services does the retailer offer?
– Which provider/s does it use to carry them out?

It also answers questions on overall service and carrier usage patterns such as:
– How widely used are the leading carriers for express services and for economy services?
– What proportion of the top retailers offer same day delivery?
– What proportion offer click and collect via their own stores, via third party parcel shop and locker networks or via both?
– Who are the main providers used for international delivery and two-man delivery?

The services covered are:
– Standard / economy delivery
– Express / next day delivery
– Click and collect services
– Same day delivery
– Two man delivery
– International delivery

Highlights from the report

While virtually all retailers included in the sample offer standard / economy delivery, a significant proportion (13%) do not offer an express or next-day service
– Royal Mail is the most widely used carrier overall, followed by DPD and Hermes
– Royal Mail is also the most widely-used economy service with 99 customers out of 467 using it, followed by Hermes, which has 85, the gap having narrowed since last year.
– As last year, DPD is the most widely used next-day / express carrier, used by 86 customers. Hermes, although normally thought of as economy carrier, now ranks highly amongst express services as well

The majority of retailers now offer a click and collect option.
– Usage of own stores (52% of retailers) is more widespread than usage of third party parcel shop and locker networks (34%), with a significant proportion (19%) using both
– Collect+ is the most widely used network. This is consistent with it being the largest network in the UK and one of the longest established.  It is followed by Hermes, the other large and long-established network – with the gap having closed significantly since last year.

Same day remains a niche service offered by 41 of the 467 retailers, although that represents almost double the number last year. The clear leader is CitySprint, via its On the dot service with other networks, such as Addison Lee and DHL also present, alongside in-house provision

Two-man is delivery only relevant for a small proportion of retailers (eg carpet and furniture retailers). The leading providers are Panther and ArrowXL but the segment is more fragmented than parcel delivery with significant usage of in-house operations.

DHL is the most widely-used carrier for international. DPD also scored highly, reflecting the company’s recent push to increase its international business using its own European operations and broader networks via La Poste group and wnDirect, its international B2C subsidiary.

 

What are the sources and methodology?

The information was gathered through the following sources:
– Service and carrier information provided on the retailers’ websites and checkout modules
– Calls to customer services teams at the retailers
– Press searches

It has been sense-checked and cross-referenced with other sources to produce a detailed record of service usage

The main sample consists of 467 companies drawn from the Top 500. The remainder have been excluded because they do not offer conventional delivery services for a variety of reasons including sale of digital goods, marketplace or franchise operation where the decision is decentralised, food retailers with specific in-house delivery operations or having ceased trading since the list was complied

Nevertheless, it is inevitable that there will be gaps where we have not been able to identify all providers used, providers may have changed or otherwise.

 

List of retailers

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Abel & Cole
Abercrombie & Fitch
Accessorize
Adidas
Agent Provocateur
Aldi
Aldo
AllSaints
Amazon
American Eagle
American Golf
Andertons Music
Ann Summers
Anthropologie
Ao.com
Apple
AppliancesDirect
Arco
Argos
Aria Technology
Armani
Asda
Asics
Asos
Aspinal of London
Asus
Austin Reed
Avon
Axminster
B&Q
Banana Republic
Barbour
bareMinerals
Barker & Stonehouse
Bathstore
Beauty Bay
Beaverbrooks
Belkin
Bensons for Beds
Bershka
Bettys
Blacks
Blackwell’s
Boden
Bonmarché
BonPrix
Boohoo.com
Boots
Bose
Bottega Veneta
Boux Avenue
Bravissimo
Build-A-Bear Workshop
Burberry
Burton
Burton Menswear
Calendar Club
Calvin Klein
Card Factory
Carpetright
Carphone Warehouse
Cass Art
Cath Kidston
CeX
Chain Reaction Cycles
Chaos Cards
Charles Clinkard
Charles Tyrwhitt
Claire’s
Clarks
Clas Ohlson
Clinique
Cloggs
Coast
Converse
COS
Costco
Cotswold Outdoor
Cotton Traders
Crabtree & Evelyn
Craghoppers
Crew Clothing Company
Cromwell
Cult Beauty
Currys PC World
CycleSurgery
Debenhams
Decathlon
Deichmann
Dell
Demon Tweeks
Denby
Desigual
DFS
Diesel
Digikey
Dior
Disney Store
Distinctive Doors
Dorothy Perkins
Dover Street Market
Dr. Martens
Dreams
Dulux Decorator Centres
Dune London
Dunelm
Early Learning Centre
eBay
Ebuyer.com
Ecco
Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
END.
Epson
Ernest Jones
Esprit
Estée Lauder
Euro Car Parts
Evans
Evans Cycles
Everything5pounds.com
F.Hinds
Farfetch
Farrow & Ball
Fashion World
Fat Face
Feelunique.com
Fendi
Field & Trek
Figleaves.com
Firebox
Fired Earth
Fitness Superstore
Flannels
Foot Locker
Footasylum
Footpatrol
Forbidden Planet
Forever 21
Fortnum & Mason
Fossil
Foyles
Fragrance Direct
Fraser Hart
Fred Perry
Freemans.com
French Connection
funkypigeon.com
Furniture Village
Gabor
GAK
Game
Games Workshop
Gant
GAP
Garmin
Gear4music.com
Geox
Getthelabel.com
Glasses Direct
Go Outdoors
Goldsmiths
GoPro
Grattan
G-Star Raw
Gucci
Guess
Guitarguitar
H&M
H.Samuel
Habitat
Hackett
Halfords
Hamleys
Harrods
Harvey Nichols
Harveys
Hattons
Hawes & Curtis
Hawkshead Country Wear
Heal’s
Hermès
hmv.com
Hobbs London
Hobbycraft
Holland & Barrett
Hollister
Home Bargains
Home, Beauty & Gift Shop
Homebase
Hotter
House of Fraser
HP
Hughes Electrical
Hugo Boss
Ikea
In The Style
Interflora
IronmongeryDirect
ITS
J Crew
Jacamo
Jack & Jones
Jack Wills
Jaeger
JD Sports
JD Williams
Jessops
Jewson
Jigsaw
Jimmy Choo
JML
Joe Browns
John Lewis
John Smith’s
JoJo Maman Bébé
Jones Bootmaker
Joules
JTF
Juno Records
JYSK
Kaercher
Kaleidoscope
Karen Millen
Kate Spade
Kenzo
Kiehl’s
Kitbag.com
Kurt Geiger
L.K.Bennett
La Redoute
Lacoste
Laithwaite’s
Lakeland
Lands’ End
LaptopsDirect
Laura Ashley
Leekes
Lego
Lenovo
Levi’s
Liberty
Lindex
Links of London
Littlewoods
Lloyds Pharmacy
L’Occitane
Logitech
Long Tall Sally
LookFantastic
Louis Vuitton
Lovehoney
Lululemon
Lush
M&Co
MAC Cosmetics
Machine Mart
Made.com
Mainline Menswear
MajesticWine
Mamas & Papas
MandM Direct
Mango
Marisota
Marks & Spencer
Massimo Dutti
Matalan
MatchesFashion.com
Max Spielmann
MenKind
Mennace
Michael Kors
Millets
Mint Velvet
Miss Selfridge
Missguided
Mobile Fun
Mobile Phones Direct
Moda in Pelle
Mole Valley Farmers
Molton Brown
Monica Vinader
Monki
Monsoon
Montblanc
Moonpig
Moss Bros.
Mothercare
Mountain Warehouse
Mr Porter
Muji
Mulberry
Music Magpie
Musto
Myprotein
Naked Wines
Neptune
Nespresso
Net-A-Porter
New Balance
New Look
Next
Nike
Nintendo
Nisbets
Novatech
Oakley
Oasis
Office
Offspring
Oliver Bonas
Orvis
Outdoor & Country
Overclockers UK
Oysho
Pandora
Paperchase
PartyCity
Paul Smith
Pavers
Peacocks
Pets at Home
Phase Eight
Philips
Photobox
Planet Organic
Plumbase
Post Office Shop
Prada
Pretty Green
PrettyLittleThing
Printing.com
Pull & Bear
Puma
Quiz
QVC
Radley
Ralph Lauren
Rapha
RedBubble
Reebok
Regatta Outdoor Clothing
Reiss
Rich Tone Music
Richer Sounds
River Island
Robert Dyas
Rohan
Roman Originals
Route One
RS Components
Russell & Bromley
Ryman
Sainsbury’s
Sally
Samsung
Scan
Schuh
Scotch & Soda
Screwfix
Scribbler
ScS
Seasalt Cornwall
Select
Selfridges
Sevenoaks Sound and Vision
Shoe Zone
Simply Be
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Skatehut.co.uk
Skechers
Slaters
Smyths Toys
Sneakersnstuff
Snow+Rock
SoleTrader
Space.NK
Specsavers
SportsBikeShop
SportsDirect.com
Staples
Stella McCartney
Stradivarius
Studio (Express Gifts)
Sunglass Hut
Superdrug
Superdry
Superga
Supreme
Surfdome
Swarovski
Swatch
Sweaty Betty
T.M. Lewin
Tate Shop
Ted Baker
Tessuti
The Body Shop
The Book People
The Cotswold Company
The Edinburgh Woollen Mill
The Entertainer
The Fragrance Shop
The Idle Man
The North Face
The Outnet
The Perfume Shop
The Range
The Royal Mint
The White Company
The Works
Thomann
Thomas Pink
Thomas Sabo
Thorntons
Tiffany & Co.
Timpson
TJ Hughes
TK Maxx
Tommy Hilfiger
Toolstation
Toolstop
Topman
Topshop
Trespass
Tripp
Triumph
Ugg
UK Ecig Store
Under Armour
Uniqlo
United Colors of Benetton
Urban Outfitters
USC
Vans
Vape Club
Versace
Very
Victorian Plumbing
Victoria’s Secret
Viking
Virgin Wines
Wallis
Warehouse
Warren James
Watch Shop
Watches of Switzerland
Watchfinder
Waterstones
Wayfair
Wedgwood
Weekday
Weldricks Pharmacy
West Elm
Wex Photographic
Whistles
White Stuff
Whittard of Chelsea
WHSmith
Wickes
Wiggle
Wilko
Wynsors World of Shoes
Yankee Candle
Yours Clothing
Zalando
Zara

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Introduction 2
About this report
Summary
About Apex Insight

Contents 9
List of charts and tables

Service and carrier usage patterns 11
Research sample
Overview of usage of delivery services
Domestic B2C parcel delivery services
Economy / standard delivery
Next-day / express delivery
Same day delivery
Click and collect: own stores vs networks
Parcel shop and locker networks
Two-man delivery
International delivery

Retailer service and carrier usage database 24

Appendix 42

List of figures

Companies excluded from our sample
Usage of services
Carriers used: all domestic parcels services (express and economy)
Carriers used: 2019 vs 2018
Carriers used: economy services
Carriers used: next-day / express services
Carrier share and positioning: express vs economy services
Carriers used: same day delivery
Click and collect: own stores vs third party parcel shop and locker networks
Services used: third-party click and collect / parcel shop and locker networks
Carriers used: two-man delivery
Carriers used: international delivery

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