Guide to Holiday Shipping Times, from your Shopportunist
Delivery times are fast approaching. If you send gifts to loved ones or shop online like millions of other Americans, you’ll want to make sure your packages arrive on time.
E-commerce sales continue to soar. Consulting firm Deloitte predicts online sales will grow 11-15% year-over-year during the 2021-2022 holiday season. In turn, parcel delivery demand is expected to exceed capacity by around 5 million packages per day during peak 2021 season, according to Carol TomÃ©, CEO of United Parcel Service (UPS). FedEx plans to deliver 10% more packages than in 2020, which is about 100,000 pieces more than pre-pandemic levels of peak season 2019.