Thursday, 9 May 2013

FedEx anticipate millions of Mothers' Day deliveries

FedEx Express have estimated they will deliver over two million parcels of fresh flowers, hand-dipped chocolates and other gifts for Mothers' Day in the States this Sunday 12th April.

First of all, if you're reading this from the UK- don't panic! British Mothers' Day took place last March 10th, so (hopefully!) you haven't missed it. For readers in the US, FedEx announced they are accepting last minute orders up to Saturday May 11th for delivery on May 12th. 

As well as a chance to thank and to celebrate our Mums, occasions such as Mothers' Day can be huge logistical operations: FedEx have renewed their partnership with flower and gift companies this year in anticipation of the increased demand for delivery services. Valentine's Day is also a busy time for courier services; last year, we reported how 28 million fresh flower stems were shipped to Miami airport for the Valentine's period. 

While volume is a huge factor, the perishable and fragile nature of goods such as flowers and chocolates is also an issue, so make sure you choose a carrier offering to take care of your gifts in transit! 

If you are planning to send a parcel to the States for Mothers' Day, why not get a quote for Transglobal Express's very competitive rates? 

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