The Anonymous Widower

Van Sales Are Rising!

I had a shipment today from IKEA and it was delivered in a new truck efficiently at the time they said it would come.

The growth in on-line purchases is according to this article on the BBC responsible for a rise in truck and van sales.

So are we spending more and boosting jobs in retail and logistics businesses? The BBC article says this!

Online sales in the UK hit £103bn last year, according to the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index, creating a booming market for home delivery of orders.

The figure is expected to rise by 12% in 2015 to about £1 in every £4 spent by Britons.

Could this rise in online sales be attributed in part to much better on-line systems and more confidence on the part of purchasers that on-line systems work?

I think it is and if so this will have other effects.

I processed a complex order on-line with IKEA, but why can’t I deal the same way with the NHS on simple repeat prescriptions and appointments?

In a few years time, citizens will want to deal with all health and government business on-line.

We’re getting there in parts, but when we’ve got all simple processes on-line we’ll see a large improvement in service and hopefully a reduction in costs.

It all adds up to another factor, that will ensure whoever wins the 2015 election will have a head-start to winning the next.

Whoever loses this election, will really be a loser for all time! Unless the Luddites make a late comeback!

April 13, 2015 - Posted by | World | ,


  1. I can get repeat prescriptions and make appointments with my doctor on-line. I assumed that everyone could.

    Comment by John Wright | April 13, 2015 | Reply

  2. I should be able to, but the system is so terrible, I’ve never succeeded. And anyway, I walk past the surgery every couple of days or so.

    Comment by AnonW | April 13, 2015 | Reply

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