“FedEx Ground has operated six- and seven-day operations during the holidays for several years as e-commerce has grown, and thanks to strategic investments in our network, we are now well-positioned to operate six days a week in the US all year to best serve the rapidly growing demand.”

The company said it had been investing for years in its facilities and automation and other technology to meet the growing demand for online deliveries as it is handling more than 14 million shipments on an average day.