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.