Peak Update – 7th- 10th December

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Welcome back to our latest update on the Peak season!

The weekend of 7th to 10th December was up 4% compared to last year, showing that consumers are busier than ever buying goods.

The split of order volume was 69% domestic and 31% international. Last week international volume was particularly high at 34%, whereas this weekend the rate of international volume was more in line with what we have been seeing throughout Peak.

Service Types

The most popular services were exactly the same as last weekend; Standard (61%), Next Day (35%) and Saturday (2%). This is consistent with previous weeks, where numbers have tended to hover around 61-63% for Standard.

Top destinations during Peak

The top destination countries were US, Ireland and France. This has been consistent throughout the reports. The top UK town was not Belfast this weekend! Birmingham got the spot as the top UK town for volume. It is intriguing to see if another city will beat them. Will Glasgow (currently third in the charts), beat Birmingham and Belfast before Peak season is over? Again, South East London remains the top London area for volume.

Don’t miss next week’s blog for reporting on how the weekend went.


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.

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Peak Update – 30th November – 3rd December

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Welcome back to our latest update on the Peak season!

The weekend of 30th November to 3rd December was up 3% compared to last year.

The split of orders was 66% domestic and 34% international. International volume was higher than previous weeks, for example 3.5% higher than the weekend of 16th-19th November. The most popular services were Standard (61%), Next Day (35%) and Saturday (2%). This is consistent with previous weeks, where numbers have tended to hover around 61-63% for Standard.

The top destination countries were US, Ireland and France. This has been consistent throughout the reports. The top UK towns were Belfast and Birmingham, reflecting previous weekends. Again, South East London remains the top London area for volume.

Don’t miss next week’s blog for reporting on how the weekend went.


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.

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Peak Update – 16th- 19th November

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Welcome to the Peak report for the weekend of 16th-19th November! There are only two days to Black Friday but already retailers and brands are offering significant discounts.  

This weekend the industry with the greatest uplift from last year is Pets (36%). The next highest industries for uplift are Automotive Products (29%) and Furniture (10%).

Surprisingly, last week’s highest uplift was Gifts and this is not featured in the top industries. Pets was last week’s second highest uplift so it is appropriate that it has appeared at the top of the list. The industry with the lowest uplift from last year is Food and Beverages.

The results for the service split are similar to last week. The majority of service is Standard (down 3% at 63%) and Next day (down 2% at 33%).

The top destination country is US, followed by Ireland. The top UK town outside of London for volume is Belfast. It narrowly beats Birmingham, last week’s highest town for volume. Again, South East London had the highest volumes in the capital.

Don’t miss next week’s blog for reporting on how the weekend went.


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.

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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.

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Peak Trading Update

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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