Holiday Shopping and Shipping Trends for 2014
The Holiday Season is the busiest time of year for retailers and shipping companies. Unfortunately, most people wait to shop until the last minute, which means a lot of shipments go out only a day or two before Christmas. That means all shipping companies work overtime to make Holiday miracles happen. With that being said, let’s take a look at some of the shopping trends for 2014 and how it will effect shippers.
Here are a few takeaways:
- About 70% of US e-commerce shipments will include Free Shipping. This is a 3% increase over last year.
- 83% of online shoppers are willing to wait additional days for delivery if the purchase includes Free Shipping.
- 74% of online shoppers say Free Shipping is the number 1 reason for making an online purchase.
- 49% of online shoppers have abondoned their shopping cart due to shipping costs.