Sales at UK Mail were up six per cent in the Christmas trading period.
Parcels volumes in the quarter to 31st December rose 15 per centon last year, it said in an interim statement. Volume growth moderated compared to the first half of the year.
Volume growth in the third quarter was again partly driven by an increase in internet shopping related home deliveries, which resulted in a continuation of the mix change towards B2C seen in the first half.
There was also revenue growth in the mail but courier saw a small decline as did pallets.
UK Mail said it was continuing to invest in developing its pallets network to return to the sales levels previously achieved.