Holiday Shipping 2011

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Still shopping for last minute gifts? Concerned your thoughtful present won’t arrive in time for Christmas Day? Student Movers is here with some tips on last minute holiday shipping.

Today is expected to be the busiest day of the year for the United States Postal Service. Monday saw the acceptance of over 800 million pieces of mail, a 40% increase in mail traffic. USPS guarantees delivery by Christmas Day on Express Mail accepted by December 22nd, within designated zip codes.

But what about some of us who are more “last minute” than others?  There are several other shipping options, including FedEx, DHL, UPS, that can give you an extra day – or three. All are expecting some of the busiest days of the year. FedEx claims it will deliver all packages in time for Christmas if overnighted on Friday, 12/23, and even states it will deliver packages on Christmas day with their SameDay service. DHL asks for customers to have packages into a DHL location no later than noon on Friday to ensure Christmas delivery.

We recently had a chance to catch up with D. Scott Davis, Chairman and CEO of UPS, at the San Diego “Deliver Growth” event, sponsored by Inc. Magazine and UPS. Davis claims they will ship an estimated 22 million packages on December 22nd, accounting for a large portion of their yearly business. UPS will deliver packages on the 24th (with Saturday shipping service/next day air) that are received on the 23rd, but will not make deliveries the 25th or 26th.

Student Movers was honored to be apart of such an amazing event. UPS talked about their efforts to help entrepreneurs locally and globally with the launch of their new site, https://thenewlogistics.ups.com/, which makes shipping an easy process for business owners and much more business logistic help.  The panel discussion consisted of Adam Dailey
 CEO of Ludus Sports, David Schmidt 
is the inventor of the LifeWave Technology and founder of LifeWave, Philipp Schloter 
President 
and CEO 
of Abukai, and moderated by Troy Hazard
Author of 
Future-Proofing Your Business, The Naked Entrepreneur, and How to Get the Edge in Marketing Your Small Business.

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