With the increasing demand for e-commerce delivery and the holidays fast approaching, FedEx Corp. has expanded its FedEx Ground U.S. operations to six days per week year-round. That marks a shift for FedEx, which has previously run six- and seven-day ground operations throughout the holiday seasons. Competitor UPS Inc. added year-round Saturday delivery last year. FedEx did not respond to a request for comment on whether the extra day of delivery will include a surcharge.
FedEx delivers more than 14 million shipments on average per day, but expects that number to climb in the coming months. To support the higher volume, FedEx will increase hours for some of its 425,000 existing employees, and hire about 55,000 seasonal workers.
“The rise in demand for e-commerce goes beyond peak. It’s a year-round phenomenon, and we are ready to meet that demand,” says Raj Subramaniam, executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer at FedEx. “Thanks to strategic investments in our network, we are now well-positioned to operate six days a week in the U.S. all year to best serve the rapidly growing demand.”
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