This morning, FedEx said it expects to ship more than 17 million packages on December 12, which is projected to be the busiest day of the year. Here’s a quick look at previous busiest days.
They note that according to the National Retail Federation, sales in November and December are expected to grow 2.8% year-over-year to $465.6 billion. From their press release:
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, FedEx forecasts more than 260 million shipments to move through its worldwide shipping networks. This is a 12 per cent increase for the holiday season over last year when 232 million shipments were processed.
This will come with some holiday hiring:
FedEx will increase its workforce by approximately 20,000 with seasonal positions to help handle the surge in holiday shipments at FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery and FedEx SmartPost.”