DPD UK has recorded its biggest ever Cyber Weekend, with parcel volumes up 13% on 2018.
The company experienced record volumes of parcels in its four automated sorting hubs each night in the week running up to Black Friday (November 29) and right through the weekend.
DPD UK had a record number of delivery vans on the road over the weekend having recruited a significant number of new permanent drivers during the year in preparation for Cyber Weekend, and the company’s growing fleet of electric vehicles made a significant contribution to the landmark effort.
Parcel volumes are expected to fall slightly now, before building to a second peak on December 16 following the last major weekend of online Christmas shopping.
Dwain McDonald, DPD UK’s CEO, said, “We have maintained our very high service standard, despite record volumes, and that is something everyone should be very proud of. We start planning for peak in January and we look at every single aspect of the whole process, but when it all comes together it is still a great achievement for everyone involved.”