Black Friday 2019 is upon us and with it comes a week of fevered spending. What was once a one-day affair has evolved into a weeklong extravaganza, with retailers clamouring to maximise the pre-Christmas shopping rush. 

According to figures from 2017 a staggering £1.4b was spent over the Black Friday weekend and it’s estimated that over 225,000,000 parcels were delivered around the country. Indeed, Amazon reportedly sent out a full delivery truck every minute and a half, while Royal Mail bolstered their 160,000 staff numbers with 19,000 extra to deal with the demand. 

Online retailers have further upped the pressure stakes with discounted express shipping…
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