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Royal Mail strike: some etailers see sales fall

Two thirds of online retailers have seen a 30% fall in their revenues since the Royal Mail strike began, and a third have seen a drop of around 24% in visitors numbers.

In a IMRG survey of online retailers, 85% believe that, with no sign of a resolution to the dispute in sight, the strike will discourage people from shopping online this Christmas.

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Royal Mail strike: are etailers reassuring customers about deliveries?

With the Royal Mail strike going ahead today and tomorrow, there will naturally be some doubt in customers' minds over whether their online purchases will arrive on time, or at all.

Those online retailers that have made alternative arrangements for deliveries, or who don't rely on Royal Mail anyway, can do a lot to reassure customers with some timely messaging on their websites. So how are etailers communicating this information to visitors?

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Five ways the Royal Mail strike could affect e-commerce

With a two-day strike scheduled for Thursday and Friday this week, and the possibility of further industrial action in the run up to Christmas, online retailers are justifiably concerned about the possible effects on their business. 

I've outlined a few of the potential problems for online retailers below...

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