Welcome to our update on Peak season, covering the weekend of 22nd to 25th November.

Overall, the data was similar to last weekend. The split of orders was 70% domestic and 30% international, a 3% increase on domestic volume since last weekend. The most popular service was Standard/Economy, which had a similar increase of 4% of parcel volume up from last weekend. Next Day delivery was 32% of volume.

The top destination countries were US, Ireland and France.

The retailer category that has had the most uplift is Health & Beauty. The categories that saw the biggest decline were again Jewellery/Watches and Toys & Games, which has been consistent for the past two weekends.

Belfast was the city with the highest volume, followed closely by Birmingham. This coming weekend is Cyber Weekend so stay tuned for developments!