Marks & Spencer has become the latest retailer to suspend deliveries to Scotland and parts of northern England because of the severe weather conditions.
Yesterday, Tesco and Sainsbury’s said they would stop taking orders on their websites from customers in Scotland, because of the bad weather.
Delivery service Parcel Force also said that it would not accept any parcels for delivery in its Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth and Aberdeen distribution centres, until it was “confident” it could honour Christmas deliveries.
M&S customers can still make orders for clothing for collection in stores in Scotland, which is a free of charge service.
M&S said it was confident clothing orders already placed would be delivered before Christmas. The retailer has also temporarily suspended its ‘nominated day’ delivery service for clothing, home, wine and gift cards.
A statement on the M&S website said: “At present we cannot accept any orders for home delivery to Scottish postcodes as we can’t guarantee a definite delivery date. This also affects some postcodes in the north of England.
“Our delivery teams in these areas have up to seven days of parcels in their network due to the recent bad weather. Their warehouses are full and cannot take any more parcels until the backlog is cleared.”