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International shipping giant FedEx expects December 12, 2011 to be the busiest shipping day in history. They are expecting to break all records for volume and package counts. They are predicting more than 17 million packages to be shipped that day. This is the last date for guaranteed arrival for Christmas, for regular shipping packages.

FedEx is not necessarily predicting or projecting a successful holiday season for retailers.  FedEx is projecting a huge increase for online sales. FedEx also states that in times of recession, grandma still buys gifts for all the family. This year she might spend less or might purchase essentials instead of toys, but Grandma and Santa always come through during the holiday.

Consumers have also been cutting back spending for several months and putting purchases on hold hoping to get better prices and promotions during the holiday season.

Regardless the reasons, FedEx is set to be the big winner along with many unemployed. This year FedEx is estimating hiring up to 20,000 seasonal employees, which should help those without jobs.

FedEx is estimating that during the holiday season which stretches from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve that they will handle 260 million packages. This is an increase of 12% year to year.

UPS the other major competitor to FedEx in worldwide shipping is also expecting a huge increase this year.

FedEx in the past years have slowly begun to overshadow Big Brown, especially with online retailers and international shipping.

FedEx has recently introduced a new consumer program called SmartPost, which makes shipping easier for consumers and reduces shipping costs.

FedEx has also spent a lot of time building a global sales force and tools for online retailers to make shipping easier and more convenient for large shipping companies.

FedEx’s expansion plans have been successful and are now paying off with their market share increasing steadily along with growth and market domination around the world.

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