IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index - August 2018

Reporting July 2018 Performance

Has the fine weather created a stay at home summer and kept UK shoppers online?

  • Contrary to the troubling news from the high street, online volumes and order values remain very strong as we move into the second half of 2018. The continued good weather appears to be helping and perhaps we will find that more UK shoppers had a ‘stay at home’ summer which kept them online more
  • The year on year volume growth of 15.2% produces a cumulative Delivery Index trend of 13% growth for the year so far, exactly in line with our full year forecast of 13%.
  • This will mean 1.556 billion parcels will be dispatched in 2018 by UK retailers through UK carriers.
  • Average basket values remain strong, with a rolling weighted average of £55.83 over the past 12 months with 2018 continuing to provide record values, month by month.
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