FedEx and UPS processed more than 1.1 billion combined packages in the short 6 week holiday window last year. Experts predict an increase of 15.5% in e-commerce sales this year, so planning will be key to your success.
We’ve compiled a few tips to help you with your holiday shipping:
1. Don’t Over Promise! It is important to set proper expectations with your customers regarding the strain the holiday season places on carrier infrastructures. Prepare to ship early if possible.
2. Consider Faster Shipping. If you are down to the wire, the extra day or two can make all the difference in delivering to your customer on time.
3. Mark Your Calendar! FedEx has published the following dates to make sure your deliveries arrive by Tuesday, December 25th:
Overnight: Dec 21
2 Day: Dec 20
Express Saver: Dec 19
Ground & Home Delivery: Dec 17
USPS / ECommerce
First Class: Dec 20
Priority Mail: Dec 22
eCommerce: Dec 14
Xparcel: Dec 14