Express transportation company FedEx Corp. expects to move more than 50 million packages through its global express, ground and freight networks during the week of December 14, 2009, its busiest week of the year.
On December 14 alone, FedEx expects to ship more than 13 million shipments, up from 12 million packages on last year’s busiest day—December 15, 2008. On average, more than 7.5 million packages move through the FedEx systems daily.
Continuing the growth of earlier trends, Forrester Research, Inc. is projecting an 8% increase in online holiday sales compared with 2008, sending expectations for online spending to $44.7 billion. The study further found that 42% of consumers will be motivated by shipping offers to buy more online this year than in the past.