The holiday season is an exciting time for households and businesses across the country. As friends and families gear up for seasonal gifting, decorating, entertaining and more – franchises and local businesses throughout your community are gearing up as well to keep up with the surging demand that comes in over the next few months. Manufacturers, retailers, couriers, and other important industries go into overdrive to ensure your holiday gift giving experience is as seamless and stress-free as possible. Here’s a look at some of the many ways franchise owners and holiday shoppers like you make a big impact on business:
- Customers looking for an easier shopping experience free of hectic lines and crowds are turning to their smartphones and computers for holiday shopping this year more so than ever before, with holiday shoppers spending billions online in the first few weeks of December alone.
- When you purchase your gifts online, you no doubt expect them at your doorstop on time for your celebration, which is why your local shipping franchise works extra hard to match the retail boost. During its peak week in December alone, industry leaders like UPS plan to deliver more than 135 million packages around the world.
- To make these deliveries as effective as possible, UPS adds over 400 flights per day to its shipment schedule during this peak weak to ensure as many satisfied customers and happy homes as possible.
- Of course, not all gifts meet the scrutiny of a skeptical eye and holiday returns create another surge for the shipping industry. Come January, UPS will expect to ship over 520,000 packages back to retailers in just a single day.
As more and more shoppers turn to the Internet for their holiday shopping in an effort to cut costs and hassles, the retail industry has shifted its gears in order to accommodate. The shipping industry follows close behind by giving your favorite retailers the tools and systems they need to help make everyone’s holiday wishes come true in time. Your local community shipping franchise is there every step of the way to help send your new gifts, and maybe even return those not so good ones with a friendly smile and a familiar face. The entire business community is gearing up this holiday season in many more ways than one to help deliver holiday happiness all season long!
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(This sponsored post was written by Christopher Phillpott; Digital PR Consultant and Writer for Mindstream Interactive LLC, a marketing communications agency representing national franchise brands across the country.)