Research has suggested that Brits will spend almost £82,000 on deliveries over the course of their adult lifetime!
The most common items being dropped off by the UK’s ever-growing fleet of delivery drivers are clothes, with more than half (55 per cent) having an item of clothing posted to them overthe past 12 months.
This is closely followed by gifts (48 per cent), takeaways (45 per cent), groceries (44 per cent) and books (38 per cent).
Lately Britain has relied heavily on delivery workers more than ever, with 66 per cent ofadults surveyed increasing theirdeliveries since theonset ofthe pandemic, typically receiving seven extra per month.
It looks like the trend is here to stay! Almostone in three (31 per cent) claim they will keep ordering more deliveries to their door for the foreseeable future.
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The survey of 2,000 UK adults was carried out by insurance provider Zego. A spokesperson for the company, explains: “In Britain, we have always called on fleets of delivery drivers to make life more convenient for us, whether it’s having clothes delivered ahead of an event or food delivered at short notice.
“But overthe past 18 months, in particular, these key workers have played a priceless role in keeping the UK running.
“It is clear that Britain’s love for online shopping is here to stay and the demand for deliverieswillonly continue to grow into the future.”
According to the study, eight in 10 (81 per cent) said delivery drivers have been more important than ever during the pandemic.
And more than a third said they’ve been helped out by a delivery driver overthe past 12 months.
The most common way in which delivery drivers have helped the public is by delivering food while people have been self-isolating or delivering food that wasn’t in stock in the shops.
Meanwhile, more than three quarters (78 per cent) think the need for fleets of delivery drivers is only going to keep growing.
And 81 per cent really appreciate the role fleets of delivery drivers play in modern society.
As a result, 61 per cent think workers in the sector deserve access to flexible and affordable insurance to help make their jobs more cost-effective and save them money.