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“Endicia Sees More Online Merchants Working on Thanksgiving” on EcommerceBytes.com

12/05/2013

By Ina Steiner

With Black Friday creep, brick-and-mortar stores weren't the only retailers working on Thanksgiving Day. Endicia, whose online postage service helps online merchants ship their ecommerce orders via the U.S. Postal Service, found shipping volume was up 45% on Thanksgiving Day over last year. And while seeing strong growth so far this year, the company believes the busiest day is yet to come.

On Cyber Monday, Endicia cofounder and General Manager Amine Khechfe provided EcommerceBytes with some year-over-year growth numbers. He also provided numbers for the weeks leading up to the holiday weekend in order to see if there was any “compressed shopping-season panic”: there are 6 fewer days between Thanksgiving holiday and the Christmas holiday, with retailers starting holiday promotions earlier this year.

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