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IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index - September 2018

Reporting August 2018 Performance

No news is good news for Online

  • With the Delivery Index performing perfectly as predicted and on target for the 13% year-on-year volume growth forecast, with all the trauma in other parts of the retail market, this performance is reassuring.
  • This will mean 1.558 billion parcels will be dispatched in 2018 by UK retailers through UK carriers.
  • Although August 2018 was down on July in volume terms, basket values are still high, fuelled by the warm weather
  • The use of Next Day delivery has reached record levels and over the past 12 months has accounted for more than 50% of all UK delivered volume