It is the busiest shipping day of the year for the nation’s second largest delivery company. It is expecting to break a shipping record with 19 million packages world-wide.
About 25,000 packages will move through the Rancho Cordova FedEx location just Monday.
That’s up 10 percent from this time last year, and more than double the volume on a typical day.
E-commerce is directly contributing to the increase.
After sorting and loading packages, 75 trucks at the Rancho Cordova location alone, head out like an army deployed on a mission to make 5,500 different stops in 8 1/2 hours.
FedEx will ship almost anything up to 150 pounds, however there are certain things they will not ship, like cash and human remains.
The following dates are the deadlines for packages to arrive Christmas-
Home/Ground — 12/17
Express Saver — 12/19
2-day — 12/20
Overnight — 12/22
Same day — 12/25
2nd-day air — 12/20
Next day — 12/22
No Christmas Day service
US Postal Service
For military — 12/17
International shipping — 12/19
First class — 12/20
Priority Mail (2-3 days) — 12/21
Express Mail (overnight) — 12/22