The holiday season is officially upon us as we gear up for Black Friday and prepare for weeks of surging sales. Major parcel carriers are planning for record growth with UPS, FedEX, and USPS all expecting a significant uptick in shipping volume following a boom in ecommerce activity. For example, UPS is projecting 700 million deliveries between Thanksgiving and the end of 2016, which is a 14% increase over last year.
UPS, FedEX, and USPS are all taking steps to prepare for the final weeks of the year, making sure they can deliver packages on time while keeping up with increased demand. Let's look at what each carrier is doing.