Postal delivery pricing: econometric analysis

In November 2018, the Scottish Government launched the Fairer Deliveries For All: An Action Plan which listed eight key actions to tackle the unfair and discriminatory parcel delivery charges faced by communities in remote and rural Scotland. This report is in response to action points 1 and 2.

Annex A: Data Sample Sizes

Annex Table A1: Sample sizes for delivery companies by parcel size
Delivery company Small Medium Large
Parcel Force 1,029 1,028 1,028
My Hermes 1,028 1,028  
DPD 1,029 1,029  
TNT 1,029 1,027 1,028
Menzies[60] 585 585  
Yodel 1,025 1,026  

Note: Only TNT and Parcelforce allow delivery of “large” packages based on Royal Mail classification; all other companies have a limit of less than 30kg.

Annex Table A2: Sample sizes for retailers by parcel size
Retailer Sample Size
Sainsbury’s 1,028 903
Argos 1,028
Asda 1,028
Hughes 1,028
Furniture Village 708
IKEA 1,028



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