Throughout the year, Christmas is always the busiest time for transport and courier companies with an estimated one billion Christmas cards, eight million Christmas trees and millions of Christmas gifts being sent during this festive period.
However, recent research has shown that after Christmas and New Year, couriers and delivery companies will be kept busy with yet more huge demand: unwanted Christmas gifts.
An estimated 8% of Christmas gifts are unwanted
Every year Britons spend on average £435 buying Christmas presents but it is calculated that £36 of that will not be appreciated. This has led to recent increase in people selling their unwanted gifts with eBay’s
figure of 2 million unwanted Christmas items listed last year. This year, this figure is expected to be even higher.