Holiday Package Deliveries Not Slowing Down

By: Christine Blank

freeJust when you thought the volume of cards, letters and boxes arriving at your business might be starting to slow, the greatest of holidays for last-minute shoppers has arrived. Today is “Free Shipping Day”, in which many online retailers offer free shipping with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve.

In fact, more than 900 retailers are participating in the event, including major companies such as Target and Walmart. Shoppers are expected to spend $1.35 billion online today, according to Adobe Digital Index.

It is likely that you have already noticed an incredible surge in package deliveries this holiday season, as consumers have been buying gifts and holiday supplies online in record numbers this year. Shoppers reportedly spent $2.7 billion on Black Friday and $3 billion on Cyber Monday.

xmas 3And Americans are predicted to spend $70.1 billion buying gifts online during the holiday season, according to comScore, an impressive 14 percent increase over last year.

In fact, FedEx announced this week that this year’s peak holiday season is its busiest ever. “There’s no sign it’s going to let up,” said FedEx Ground Chief Henry Maier during the company’s quarterly earnings call, The Wall Street Journal reported. FedEx’s profits rose four percent for the quarter ending November 30.

xmas 2All this online shopping – not only for gifts but also food, household items, party goods and other supplies has resulted in hundreds – if not thousands – of additional packages delivered to your business or community. How are you handling the increase in volume, without losing your sanity?  Tis the season for PackageLog featuring ScanCam. Simply take a photo of the label on the packages and ScanCam will send a series of custom package arrival announcements and reminders. The time you have to deal with package management is reduced by 95% and this holiday season, that may be the greatest present of all.

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