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2013 Holiday Shipping Sprees - What You Didn't Know

HOLIDAY SHIPPING SPREES . What you didn't know The holidays can be a challenging, yet very rewarding time for ecommerce businesses. With more people choosing to perform their holiday shopping online, making sure packages are shipped and delivered on time could be a nightmare if you aren't prepared. HOW E-COMMERCE RISES DURING THE HOLIDAYS With more people refusing to brave brick-and-mortar stores for holiday shopping deals, they are turning to e-commerce to fulfill their gift-buying needs. O 15.1% $ 61.8B US. retail web sales are Online spending is expected to increase 153% from 2012. projected to hit $6146 for Nov e Dec CONSEQUENTLY, SHIPPING VOLUMES ALSO RISE DURING THE HOLIDAYS IN 2012 USPS processed an additional 32 million USPS delivered nearly 16 billion cards, letters and packages between pieces of mail daily over the average daily 526 million. Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve. NUMBER OF POST OFFICE POST CUSTOMERS HOLIDAY SEASON (242 Million) ORDINARY DAYS (892 Million) IT TAKES 170,000 VEHICLES TO TRANSPORT HOLIDAY MAIL HOW TO AVOID THE CHAOS KNOW HOW THE HOLIDAY SEASON WILL AFFECT SHOPPING VOLUME When do YOU start your holiday shopping? 12% 2013 Before 40% September Before Halloween AN I HAL AR APA 16% HAY UN JUN AUG Beginning of December SO OT NOV BIS 4% 40% The last 2 weeks In November of December SET CLEAR DELIVERY EXPECTATIONS BY POSTING THE USPS HOLIDAY MAIL-BY DATES DECEMBER Parcel Select 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Service First-Class 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Mail Service 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Priority Mail Service Priority Mail Express Service 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 TIPS AND TRICKS FOR SUCCESSFUL SHIPPING DURING THE HOLIDAYS Always ship products Protect yourself from losses by as soon as possible investing in parcel insurance SAFETY GUIDELINES Package holiday products according to USPS safe travel guidelines Double-check delivery ADDRESS addresses SHIPPING Keep a healthy inventory of shipping supplies SUPPLIES REFERENCES endicia http:/ww.artcom/modules.php?name- Pagessp_id- 960 http:/wwwartcom/modules.php?nome- Newsoop viewliveosp_id- 1674 http:/ ement-2011.pdf http:/www.aircorgoworld.comAir-Corgo-News/2012/12/record-yeor-for-holiday-shipping 1911411 http:/ pdt http:/ http:/ http:/ http:/ /2013n0 m-unlikely-lessons-in-online-sales-from-holidays-post/

2013 Holiday Shipping Sprees - What You Didn't Know

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The holiday season brings cheer, joy, treats and gifts to people all over the world. Consequently, that also makes it the busy season for the shipping industry. With more and more people choosing ...


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