News Column

FedEx, Postal Service Expect More Business This Holiday Season

Dec. 6, 2012

Jerry Siebenmark, The Wichita Eagle

Postal truck

Count on this holiday season to be a busier one for shippers.

The U.S. Postal Service estimates it will see a 20 percent increase in the number of packages it handles between Thanksgiving and Christmas, while officials at FedEx expect an almost 10 percent increase.

A lot of that increased shipping activity will come from online shoppers, FedEx spokesman Chris Stanley said.

As is the case every holiday season, the sooner a package is shipped, the better the chances the recipient will receive his or her gift in time for Christmas, said UPS spokesman John Sequerth.

Here's a list of deadlines for when to get those packages shipped, including the least and most costly shipping options for the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx and UPS.

Source: (c)2012 The Wichita Eagle (Wichita, Kan.) Distributed by MCT Information Services

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