What's the Price Tag for this Holiday Season?
With 19.2% of this year's total retail sales of $3.2 trillion being purchased during the holiday season, the logistics sector is in the spotlight.
How Much Merchandise Will Fe Ex Move on Largest Delivery Day?
On Dec.15 FedEx will move 22.6 million packages.
Are Most Gifts Purchased on Black Friday?
While the retail season starts earlier each year 38% of all purchases are still made in December.
Are the Stores Still Busy?
At its highest number ever, 44% of shoppers turn to online site for their shopping needs.
What's the Best Gift to Give?
62% of consumer would like to receive a gift card. Only 34.6 want electronics.
Is Free Shipping Why we Shop Online?
The answer is yes. 68% of those surveyed said it was the shipping that drove them to purchase online. However 43% did like the lack of sales tax on these purchases.
Do Trucks Travel More Miles than Reindeer?
The answer is yes. Trucks will travel 500 million miles while reindeer only travel 316 million.
What is the Impact of Holiday Sales on Employment?
24% of jobs in the US are related either directly or indirectly to the retail sector.
How Many People will Return their Gifts?
The economic impact of returned goods is $100 billion as 30% of consumers return their gifts.