Royal Mail will begin trialling Sunday opening at around 100 of its delivery offices across the UK from this weekend.
It will also pilot Sunday deliveries to addresses within the M25 motorway this Sunday.
The moves will extend the opening of delivery offices with the highest parcel volumes across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to seven days a week.
It said the initiative is designed to make it easier for online shoppers not at home during the day to get their parcels. Delivery offices taking part will open between 12pm and 4pm from this Sunday.
“We are continuing to be more customer responsive and provide more options for people to receive items they have ordered online. “I am delighted to pilot Sunday afternoon opening at around 100 of our delivery offices across the UK with the highest parcel volumes, and Sunday deliveries to addresses within the M25 motorway, said Nick Landon, managing director of Royal Mail Parcels.
The moves are part of broader efforts to improve consumer access to its offer. Last month it said it would make its local click and collect service available to its 20,000 SME contract customers. This will enable many of the UK’s small and medium size online businesses to offer shoppers the option of collection from any of 10,500 Post Office branches.
Royal Mail has also rolled out its Delivery to Neighbour initiative across the UK.