Welcome back to our latest update on the Peak season!
If you celebrate Christmas we hope you had a wonderful time celebrating.
The weekend of 21st to 24th December was up an enormous 42% compared to last year.
A surge in Next Day deliveries
The split of orders was 70% domestic and 30% international. For the first time, the most popular service was Next Day (52%), followed by Standard (35%) and Saturday (7%). We can infer this increase in Next Day is because people were keen to get their deliveries before Christmas.
The top destination countries were the US, France and Ireland. This has been consistent throughout the reports.
Birmingham sees the highest volume
For the first time so far Belfast was not in the top two for UK towns! Birmingham was the city with the highest volume, narrowly followed by Glasgow and Manchester. Belfast was the fourth highest town for volume. Again, South East London remains the top London area for volume, but East London is catching up.
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.