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Peak Update – January 2019

Welcome back to our latest update on the Peak season!

Happy New Year!

The weekend of 28th to 31st December was up 20% compared to last year.


Destination growth for Australia

The split of orders was 69% domestic and 31% international, very similar to last week. Standard Delivery returned as the most popular service (55%). This was followed by Next Day (39%) and Saturday (3%).

The top destination countries were US, Ireland and Australia. This is the first time Australia has been in the top three, this is usually occupied by France.


Birmingham on top again

The results for the volume in UK towns is looking more usual. Birmingham was the city with the highest volume, followed by Belfast and Manchester. For the first time ever East London had more volume than South East London.


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