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IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index - November 2018

Reporting October 2018 Performance

150% growth in seven years – from 600 million orders to 1.5 billion orders per annum

  • October 2018 is a milestone month for the IMRG MetaPack Delivery Index, moving into its eighth year and providing analysis on almost 600 million orders over that period.
  • From the first month (October 2011) the index has risen 146% to 245.8 and has peaked at 223% growth (December 2017), although we expect that to be exceeded within the next two months.
  • This means that the volume of orders dispatched by UK retailers through UK carriers, has grown from just over 600 million orders to 1.5 billion orders in just seven years, and year-on-year growth between 2017 and 2018 is running at 11.9% year-to-date
  • The shift towards next day delivery over the past two years means that since October 2011 an additional 300 million orders per annum must be delivered within 24 hours of dispatch.