Update #2 – Tamebay Black Friday Speed Test 2021

Final update #1 Update #2 Update #3 Tamebay Black Friday Speed Test 2021

The annual Tamebay 2021 Black Friday Speed Test is underway. To test the resilience of deliveries over the Black Friday period, at 9.30am this morning we placed 15 orders split across the largest three UK general marketplaces – Amazon, eBay and OnBuy, and this is Update #2 based the the statuses at 10pm Tuesday.

Update #2 news is that all five purchases from OnBuy have now arrived – the first of the three marketplaces for a complete set of 5 orders to be delivered. However, the parcels were delivered on average 3.6 days early (total of 18 days). This shows that OnBuy sellers were overly cautious in their delivery promises and actually deliver very rapidly, especially considering all shipments were on their ‘Standard (Free)’ service promise.

A bumper set of deliveries turned on on Tuesday so we’ve updated the table below.

From the first 10 deliveries we’re reporting in Update #2, deliveries occured an average of 3.4 days earlier than promised – a massive total so far of 34 days early.

Shipment notifications indicate that more parcels are on the way so look out for further updates before the weekend.

Update #2 – Black Friday Speed Test 2021

Marketplace

Advertised Service

Estimated Delivery

Delivery Cost

Despatch Date

Delivery Date

+/- Estimate

OnBuy Hermes Thu 2 Dec –
Fri 3 Dec
Free 26/11/2021 27/11/2021 -5
OnBuy Amazon Logistics Tue 30 Nov –
Wed 1st Dec
Free 26/11/2021 27/11/2021 -3
Amazon Amazon Logistics Thu 2nd Dec Prime Account 27/11/2021 27/11/2021 -5
OnBuy Royal Mail Tracked 24 Fri 3 –
Mon 6 Dec
Free 26/11/2021 27/11/2021 -6
eBay Royal Mail 2nd Class Sat 4 Dec £1.39 26/11/2021 29/11/2021 -5
eBay Royal Mail 2nd Class Tue 30 Nov Free 26/11/2021 29/11/2021 -1
Amazon Amazon FBA 2nd Class Thu 2nd Dec Prime Account 26/11/2021 29/11/2021 -3
OnBuy Royal Mail 48 Thu 2 Dec –
Fri 3 Dec
Free 26/11/2021 29/11/2021 -3
OnBuy Standard (Free) Wed 1 Dec –
Thu 2 Dec
Free 28/11/2021 30/11/2021 -1
Amazon Royal Mail 48 Tracked Thu 2 Dec –
Fri 3 Dec
Free 26/11/2021 30/11/2021 -2
Amazon Amazon FBA Fri 3 Dec – Tue 7 Dec Prime Account 26/11/2021
Amazon Amazon FBA Thu 9 Dec Prime Account 27/11/2021
eBay Royal Mail 2nd Class Wed 1 Dec Free 26/11/2021
eBay Other courier (3 to 5 days) Tue 30 Nov –
Thu 2 Dec
£3.60
eBay Economy Delivery from outside UK Wed 15 Dec –
Tue 1 Feb
£1.95 28/11/2021
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