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More snow means last-minute orders will miss Christmas, warns ParcelHero

Parcel delivery comparison site ParcelHero has warned that more bad weather in the UK might lead to missed deliveries in the run up to Christmas. The warning is particularly relevant for the growing number of shoppers planning to take advantage of Christmas Eve ordering from Argos, Amazon and Currys PC World.

David Jinks, head of consumer research, ParcelHero, said, “With Christmas Eve falling on a Sunday this year, some delivery options are already tighter than last year. But the further north you are ordering items for, the earlier you may need to book because of potential snow. The Met Office is now predicting new hill snow and poor conditions for the north of England and Scotland in the run into Christmas.

“ParcelHero’s Christmas shipping online tool is now live again, with all the major stores’ final online Christmas order dates. But if your order is being delivered to an area where snow is likely, use the tool as a guide – rather than a final order date.

“You are not going to look clever if you delay ordering gifts until Christmas Eve to snap up last minute bargains, only to find more snow has hit your area and deliveries are delayed until after Christmas,” concluded Jinks.

December 14, 2017

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