What are people buying in the UK?


As one of the UK’s leading parcel forwarding companies, we see parcels that have been bought online day in and day out.

It’s really interesting to see what the current trends are across the worlds of technology, homeware, fashion, toys, food & drink and entertainment.

Here are some of the things we’ve noticed people are buying at the moment…

Apple HomePod

Smart home speakers have been popular amongst our customers for a couple of years now since the launch of the Amazon Echo. Earlier this year we say Apple launch their own smart speaker and it seems that customers all over the world have been keen to get their hands on this new device. In fact, over the past few weeks, this has been the most popular product we’ve shipped! For more information on the Apple HomePod you can read our blog about it here.

If you can’t quite justify stumping up the high pricetag for the Apple HomePod, Amazon has a full range of Echo devices and the Google Home speaker is also a good choice.

Samsung SmartThings

Another popular tech item amongst our customers at the moment is the Samsung SmartThings range. Letting you easily monitor, control and secure your home from anywhere, SmartThings is simple to set up and all controllable via its central hub and the connected app. This Samsung SmartThings starter kit has been flying off the shelves so far this year!

Ultraboost Trainers

Claiming to "push the boundaries" of running technology to provide the "ultimate running experience", Adidas’ Ultraboost trainers are popular whether you like running or not! With Adidas’ Boost cushioning soles and a fashionable and comfortable knitted upper, shoes in the Ultraboost range come in a variety of colours and terrain options.

Nike Air Jordan Retro High Sneakers

When it comes to retro sneakers, there’s one name that leads the way. Nike Air Jordan High sneakers are one of the most popular shoes we see people buy across the world. With new deigns for both men and women released throughout the year, some particular models can prove hard to get your hands on.

The most recent releases include the AJ 1 Bred Toe and AG Game Royal (just released this week).


When it comes to homeware, there are two trends our customers are loving at the moment – rose gold and grey. Although we send many homeware products to countries all over the world, this Rose Gold hammered coffee table by Habitat and this Bodil high back chair by Made.com are proving particular favourites!

Toys and games

Of all the toys and games we see some and go through our doors, there’s one name that remains ever-popular. LEGO is a perennial favourite and we see sets being shipped on a consistent basis. Particularly popular this year is this LEGO Disney Castle set. A highly detailed model with over 4,000 pieces, the finished castle measures over 29” (74cm) high!

Food & drink

We’ve always got a keen eye on what people are eating and drinking and it seems that there’s one brand our customers can’t get enough of - Nespresso. With over 25 different coffee pods to choose from and machines to suit not only your kitchen but your preferred style of coffee, coffee lovers all over the world can indulge in their passion with Nespresso.

Want to join in the fun? You can get your hands on any of these products and a whole lot more using forward2me’s parcel forwarding service!