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Online shopping leads to boom in home delivery couriers

27 January 2013 Last updated at 22:51 GMT

The boom in online shopping is helping to change the shape of the parcel delivery industry.

A new breed of courier is emerging - people with their own car and spare time.

It's a chance, as one courier said, to be "my own boss".

The BBC's Harry Kretchmer reports for 5 live's On the Money.