SalesOptimize Report Highlights Winners in UK eCommerce Shipping Market

  • Only 22% of UK online retailers state availability of international
    delivery upfront
  • Royal Mail is market leader for eCommerce shipments in UK

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Only 22% of UK online shops that ship goods, quote international
delivery as a service upfront, thereby excluding themselves from a $1.9
trillion global market*, according to a new research
by eCommerce search engine, SalesOptimize. The reporteCommerce
Market Report, Shipping Companies UK & Ireland
based on an analysis of over 182,000 UK & Irish retailers that sell
goods online which is one of the biggest analysis of its kind ever

“By not having or not stating the facility to ship overseas, UK
eCommerce retailers are restricting themselves from a rapidly growing
global eCommerce market worth an estimated $1.9 trillion,” commented
SalesOptimize CEO & co-founder, Liz Fulham.

recently launched a Business to Business (B2B) market intelligence and
sales lead generation platform. Using deep web analytics, the service
generates sales leads for B2B companies selling their products or
services to online shops. To date SalesOptimize has identified over 1.7m
global online shops across 20 countries.

What makes this platform unique is the ease at which shipping companies,
among others, can download a list of their competitors’ eCommerce
customers. This is a first.

The SalesOptimize
service, which scooped the “Best Sales Strategy Product or Service”
award at the prestigious 2016 Sales Innovation Expo in London, has
attracted a lot of interest amongst sales and marketing professionals in
the shipping and logistics sector as it identifies the world’s top
online shops, including contact details and current shippers.
Intelligence which lists the shipping companies used by online retailers
enables shippers to target new market opportunities.

The full report, which identifies winners in the eCommerce shipping wars
in the UK and Ireland, may be downloaded here.

The table below gives you a quick glance at the top 10 shipping
companies for eCommerce in the UK.

Top 10 UK eCommerce shippers –Market Share

Shipping Company   Percentage
Royal Mail 45.26%
Parcelforce 7.55%
DHL 6.04%
DPD 5.40%
FedEx 5.26%
UPS 3.82%
MyHermes 3.63%
TNT 3.45%
Interlink Direct 3.36%
UK Mail 2.28%


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