With today marking the very last collection for next day shipping, we want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and our Best Wishes for 2023.
2022 was always going to be a challenging year, but no one could have predicted a war in Europe, spiralling cost of living and a Peak period beset with strikes. Carriers took the unprecedented step of bringing forward final delivery dates for next day shipping to a full 8 days before Christmas, with only Evri collecting up until the 21st with an expected delivery before the big day.
This has been a fraught run up to the holidays, more so than any previous year in the history of ecommerce, and we hope you get a well deserved break over the bank holidays. It’s a time when many take a pause and spend time with our family and closest friends and never has that been needed more than in 2022.
The team at ChannelX represent a mixed bag of religions and, recognise that this is also reflected in our readership… so whether you are celebrating a Christian Christmas, Jewish Hanukkah, Pagan Yule, Japanese Omisoka or simply enjoying a secular festival, we’d like to sincerely with you a very Merry Christmas and our sincere best wishes for 2023 and the New Year.
We do recognise that some work through the Christmas break, so we’ll check in from time to time so please do feel free to comment. We’ll be reachable on email from time to time over the break so if you have news please do get in touch. With the disruption before Christmas, we’re already predicting that the New Year sales will be a bumper clearance event so we know a busy period is about to start for retailers – both online and on the High Street.
We’ll be taking a break from our normal editorial coverage and be back in the New Year when we’ll be sharing news of upcoming events such as ChannelX Live in March and ChannelX World in the Autumn.
Have a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!