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Christmas 2014 is forecasted to be the busiest so far in terms of delivery volume

Experts in mobility enabled solutions, Blackbay have reported on the news that we will see four delivery peaks in the run-up to Christmas this year, with the biggest peaks occurring on the 1st December.

Historical and current and current delivery data has been analysed by technology provider MetaPack in order to help predict when the busiest delivery periods will be. Based on the results, it is clear that the four larges peaks will fall on Mondays, with the 1st December being the highest, followed consecutively by the 15th December. The fact that Christmas falls on a Thursday this year means that there will be time to order goods on the Monday and Tuesday immediately before.

Christmas 2014 is forecasted to be the busiest so far in terms of delivery volume, with online order and delivery expected to reach 120 million orders in December alone. However, the results also show that, like the past four years, 2014’s peak shopping season is starting later and as a result will peak much later.

There are going to be enormous peaks of online delivery demand that businesses throughout the industry will have to scale every week in the run up to Christmas. Increasing collaboration between retailers and carriers will mean an improved consumer experience as more choice is given and more demands is met. New innovative options like Sunday service and click and collect will also play an integral role this Christmas.

However, those businesses who are not prepared with mobility enabled solutions to ensure first time, one time, every time delivery are sure to fall by the wayside the festive season. As leading providers of mobility enabled solutions, Blackbay have much experience when it comes to providing he option of fast and efficient deliveries of the Christmas period. A spokesperson from the company made the following statement: ‘As the world of online order and delivery develops and expands, so do transport and logistics businesses.

‘Trying to stick to out-dated delivery methods in order to cut costs will inevitably lose delivery companies business and money. The needs of the logistics industry are complex, especially with an increasing online markets and the pressure of the Christmas season. This is exactly why companies need to invest in innovative and configurable solutions that will enhance delivery performance.

‘Blackbay solutions can provide real-time track-and-trace dispatching, on-the-road processes and scheduling capabilities in order to enhance delivery operations, drivers and other mobile workers. Companies who provide a streamlined and operational service over the Christmas period are guaranteed to build a loyal customer base.
Being able to meet high-demands without being overwhelmed by the busiest season of the year will help companies to be the best they can be.’

Blackbay is the leading provider of mobility enabled solutions for the transport and logistics industry. The company’s configurable end-to-end products ensure first time, on time, every time delivery by connecting the shipper, operations, management, drivers and crucially the customer with real-time information and flexible workflows to create smarter delivery companies. Blackbay, headquartered in London, operates across APAC, EMEA and the USA, supporting over 145,000 drivers delivering in excess of 6 million deliveries per day.

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