- Advertisement -
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Home News Fleet FedEx prepares for holiday season rush

FedEx prepares for holiday season rush

FedEx gearing up to help e-tailers win the e-commerce race while "navigating the complex supply chain landscape"

FedEx Express (FedEx) says it has strengthened its network and e-commerce capabilities in preparation for yet another busy shopping season in the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region.

The world’s largest express transportation company noted that the e-commerce boom accelerated by COVID-19 is expected to continue.

Global online spending is estimated to increase by 11% year-on-year to US$ 910 billion during the upcoming holiday season. In the Middle East and Africa, 22% of consumers are ready to shop online during peak shopping event.

“It’s never too early to plan ahead – shop early and ship early. This is especially true this upcoming holiday season with record-breaking shipping volumes on the horizon. In fact, nearly half (48%) of consumers worldwide plan to start their holiday shopping early this year, including 21% who had already started shopping in September,” said Kawal Preet, president, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region, FedEx Express.

“At FedEx, we are gearing up our efforts to help e-tailers win the e-commerce race while navigating the complex supply chain landscape. With our expanded network, improved service reliability and suite of e-commerce solutions, businesses including e-tailers now have the right tools at the right moment to delight their customers through fast, flexible, cost-efficient, and seamless deliveries this festive season.”

With the exponential growth of e-commerce and the soaring shipping volumes associated with it, FedEx expects the 2021 peak season to meet or exceed the unprecedented 2020 holiday season. Supply chain challenges, including ocean freight, are also adding to the demand for air cargo capacity as businesses replenish stock levels in time for the peak shopping season.

In the AMEA region, FedEx says it has taken steps including workforce additions, facility expansions, network optimisation, and innovative e-commerce solutions to meet the needs of consumers.

- Advertisement -
Stephen Whitehttps://truckandfleetme.com/
Stephen White was formerly editor of Big Project ME.
- Advertisement -

Most Popular

Announcing: The Truck & Fleet Awards 2022

November was a busy month for the Truck & Fleet Middle East team. With the cooler weather came a raft of announcements and launches,...

Nissan Ariya makes its regional public bow at #NOFILTERDXB

Nissan’s all-electric crossover, Ariya, has made its first public apperance in the region during #NOFILTERDXB. The Nissan Ariya showcase was powered by Arabian Automobiles, the...

Mercedes-AMG G 63 fronts multimillion dollar motorcade in Dubai

A multi-million dollar motorcade of more than 200 supercars, motorbikes, and custom cars through the steets of Dubai Harbour, JBR and JLT took place...

IEM opens new state-of-the-art MG Showrooms in Sharjah and Al Ain

Inter Emirates Motors (IEM), a subsidiary of Ali & Sons Holding LLC and MG's official distributor in the UAE, has opened two new showrooms...

Related News

Announcing: The Truck & Fleet Awards 2022

November was a busy month for the Truck & Fleet Middle East team. With the cooler weather came a raft of announcements and launches,...

Nissan Ariya makes its regional public bow at #NOFILTERDXB

Nissan’s all-electric crossover, Ariya, has made its first public apperance in the region during #NOFILTERDXB. The Nissan Ariya showcase was powered by Arabian Automobiles, the...

Mercedes-AMG G 63 fronts multimillion dollar motorcade in Dubai

A multi-million dollar motorcade of more than 200 supercars, motorbikes, and custom cars through the steets of Dubai Harbour, JBR and JLT took place...

IEM opens new state-of-the-art MG Showrooms in Sharjah and Al Ain

Inter Emirates Motors (IEM), a subsidiary of Ali & Sons Holding LLC and MG's official distributor in the UAE, has opened two new showrooms...

Dubai Police adds ‘luxurious’ Cadillac CT5 to fleet

Dubai Police has expansed its exclusive fleet of premium vehicles with the addition of the "luxurious Cadillac CT5, with the safety and security of...
- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here