FEDEX news * Canada. E-shopping is the new normal ?
* Ontario - FedEx survey says? E-commerce has transformed the way Canadians shop
--- A full 68% of respondents to a recent survey agree that it is the fastest and most efficient way to shop for gifts during the holiday season. The survey of 1,522 Canadians also found that 69% of respondents believe online shopping offers a better selection of gifts... Findings from the fifth annual Online Shopping Intentions Survey commissioned by FedEx Express Canada suggest that the rise of e-commerce has changed Canada’s approach to gift-giving, showing a 16% increase in the number of respondents planning to shop online this year over those who said they did in 2014... With 61% of respondents planning to shop online this holiday season and 14% indicating that they are planning to shop online for the first time, consumers are doing more of their holiday shopping on the web, which can be attributed to convenience factors including the ability to compare prices and ship directly to their home... FedEx has been working closely with its customers to ensure the global network is prepared for the influx of volume expected between Black Friday (November 25) and December 24. These measures include:
° The addition of over 30 new aircraft to the global FedEx Express fleet
° The addition of approximately 50,000 seasonal positions to a global team of 400,000 people
° The assistance of the FedEx Weather Meteorology Team, which includes 15 dedicated meteorologists, one of the largest in-house meteorology departments in the express cargo industry...
Mississauga, ONT, CAN - Today's Trucking -Nov 24, 2016