Daily Volume To Increase in Compressed 2013 Holiday Season; 55,000
Seasonal Employees To Be Hired
ATLANTA, Oct. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - With the holiday shopping season just
around the corner, UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced today it expects to
pick-up over 34 million packages globally on its peak day, December 16.
There are 26 shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, six
fewer than last year making it the most compressed holiday season since
2002. Overall, UPS expects peak season daily volume to increase by 8%
The National Retail Federation is predicting a 3.9% increase in U.S.
holiday sales. The continued consumer shift toward global e-commerce
is driving higher demand for shipping services. UPS expects to see
stronger holiday package activity during peak online shopping periods.
"We have seen year-over-year how e-commerce and the growing trend of
mobile commerce continues to shape how consumers shop," said Alan
Gershenhorn, UPS chief sales and marketing officer. "Our suite of
solutions is uniquely positioned to help our e-commerce customers meet
the changing consumer demands."
Key peak season dates include:
Cyber Monday, December 2 - Pick-up volume will eclipse 32 million, an
increase of 10%.
Monday, December 16 - Peak pick-up day with over 34 million packages.
Tuesday, December 17 - Peak delivery day with over 29 million packages.
In addition, there will be five delivery days within the 2013 peak
season where UPS will surpass peak day 2012. To handle the increase in
volume, UPS will hire 55,000 seasonal employees across the U.S. to work
as drivers, helpers, package sorters, loaders or unloaders. For more
information on job opportunities visit: upsjobs.com or the UPSjobs page on Facebook.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range
of solutions for the transportation of packages and freight, including
innovative delivery options for the global consumer market; the
facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced
technology to more efficiently manage the world of business.
Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and
territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at ups.com® and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news
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SOURCE: UPS Canada Ltd.
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