Will the Christmas peak be later this year?


The Christmas peak could be even later this year, as early indications suggest slower growth in parcel volumes than in previous years. As parcel carriers are gearing up for the busiest time of the year, MetaPack claims parcel volumes since the beginning of September have risen just 8% this year, compared with 11% in 2012. It expects that consumers will be more relaxed about leaving their Christmas shopping to the last minute, resulting in a last minute rush in demand […]