Based on shipping data, we’ve unearthed a series of key trends around the changes in shipping volumes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

These include:

  • 13% increase in the number of parcels shipped overall
  • Rise of B2C ecommerce shipments of 17%
  • 9% increase in parcels shipped domestically
  • 2% decrease in parcels shipped across borders
  • Retail parcel volume down 8% compared to expected volumes

These figures compare sets of data for January-March 2019 and January-March 2020, on a like for like basis, removing new business growth from the data sets used.

Peter Thomsen, CEO at Consignor said: “Looking at the traffic numbers on our platform I believe we are seeing a huge shift from retail stores to e-commerce solutions.

We are committed to supporting organisations as they attempt to navigate their way through the increasingly challenging delivery landscape.”