- August has delivered a recovery in volume growth following a disappointing July and overall in 2016 the UK’s retailers have dispatched 13.2% more parcels through UK carriers than for the same period last year. If this rate of growth continues we can expect a total of 1.2 bn parcels for the full year.
- As a proportion of the total volume of orders, for the first time in the history of the Index, next day delivery has moved ahead of economy delivery.
The IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index is designed to enable the e-retail industry to track a range of key benchmark metrics including parcel volumes, order values, delivery services employed and destinations served. The information presented is aggregated from a consistent sample of MetaPack’s extensive dataset, covering over 200 retailers and an average of more than 6m orders in any one month representing £4b in order value in any 12-month period.