Peak Update – 9th-12th November

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Hello!

Here is the Peak report for the weekend of 9th-12th November.

The industry with the greatest uplift from last year is Gifts (64%). Pets and Books came in closely with a 27% and 20% uplift respectively. Furniture and clothing retailers have also seen significant uplift. The area with the lowest uplift was household goods.

The majority of the volume (63%) was Domestic.

The majority of service split is Standard (60%) and Next day (35%). As we get closer to the holiday season we anticipate there will be more increase in next day and weekend delivery.

The top UK towns outside of London for volume are Birmingham, Belfast and Glasgow. South East London had the highest volumes in the capital.

Remember to keep following our Peak Profile Index to see the growth during Peak season and to compare to previous years. The Carrier Heat Map will also let you track how the top UK carriers perform throughout the Peak period. Take a look.


Keep Track of Peak 2018

Each year MetaPack produces benchmarking reports to help the industry understand how peak deliveries are shaping up. The Peak Profile Index and Carrier Performance Heat Map are updated weekly to help you keep track of Christmas peak.

keep track of peak 2018

Peak Trading Update

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peak trading update

Welcome to the new and exciting MetaPack blog!

We will be starting off our new blog with a focus on the Peak trading season.

With only 15 days to go until Black Friday, we expect to see a massive increase in consumers buying goods online.

Every year MetaPack produces benchmarking reports to help the industry understand how peak deliveries are shaping up. We track the peak season using our Peak Profile Index and Carrier Performance Heat Map. The Peak Profile Index shows volumes over our platforms from the beginning of September to highlight growth during peak.


The Carrier Performance Heat Map allows you to track how the top UK carriers are performing throughout the Peak period. The Peak Profile Index and Carrier Performance Heat Map are updated weekly to help you keep track.


Until the middle of January, we will be providing weekly blog updates to show how retailers and brands are performing. This data can be used to indicate trends and for comparison to previous years. The weekly updates will include information such as the volume of parcels on the platform broken down into Industry sectors, the balance of domestic vs international parcels, service split, top countries and top UK towns.


Keep Track of Peak 2018

Each year MetaPack produces benchmarking reports to help the industry understand how peak deliveries are shaping up. The Peak Profile Index and Carrier Performance Heat Map are updated weekly to help you keep track of Christmas peak.

keep track of peak 2018