Companies including John Lewis, HSBC and JP Morgan have banned their employees from having their Christmas gifts delivered to the office.
While many working people are attempting to have their parcels delivered to their place of work due to retailers’ final delivery dates this week, companies are having to restrict or ban office deliveries as volumes threaten to become unmanageable.
According to Doddle, almost two thirds of parcels sent to workplaces are personal deliveries, not business deliveries.
The DVLA and Transport for London have also put bans in place, the latter to cut down on pollution, presumably caused by delivery vehicles (congestion is also a major problem in London).
The Institute of Customer Service cites extra pressure this year due to earlier cut-off dates for Christmas delivery, in part because Christmas Day is preceded by the weekend.
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(Source: The Telegraph)