Volume growth stalled when compared to last year, possibly due to a slow-down in sales in the last week of June following the referendum result. However, June 2015’s higher growth rates immediately followed the general election and were inflated as a result. When comparing this June’s growth against previous years, 2016 is not so unusual. The Brexit decision also appears to have reduced the average order values for non-UK orders by 13% when compared with May.

The IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index has been designed to enable the e-retail industry to track a range of key benchmark metrics for the first time including parcel volumes, order values, delivery services employed and destinations served. The data is derived from dispatches from more than 200 retailers and now represents more than 6 million orders in any single month and £4 billion order value in any 12 months.