A pandemic holiday season means more e-commerce shoppers

Online Sales Are Expected to Soar

In 2019, e-commerce sales made up 14.6% of total holidays sales–up 18.8% from 2018, according to Mastercard. And now that we’re heading into a holiday season in a pandemic environment, online shopping is more important than ever before.

Shipping Providers Are Trying to Keep Up

The expected surge in e-commerce comes with its own difficulties: an already-strained USPS experiencing backlogs and delays and surcharges on shipping with FedEx and UPS, just to name a few.

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Good news for small businesses

  • With many experiential gifts off the table this year (like concert tickets and cooking classes), consumers will likely be relying on goods more than ever.
  • Shoppers are eager to support small businesses this year. 67% of consumers say they’re committed to supporting small businesses more than they did pre-pandemic. Your neighbors want you to be successful – make it easy for your community to support you!

A 2020 survival guide: holiday season delivery for retailers

Planning ahead will be more important than ever for small businesses. Roadie offers a few tips for success in the busy 2020 holiday delivery season, along with a recommended timeline to make the most of the next few weeks.


Your step-by-step guide to the holiday season

  • 30 Days Before Black Friday
  • 20 Days Before Black Friday
  • 15 Days Before Black Friday
  • The Week of Black Friday
  • 14 Days Before Christmas - Christmas Week
  • Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
  • The Day After Christmas (Boxing Day)

Know your holiday shipping deadlines

Keep up to date on holiday shipping deadlines across major shipping providers so your deliveries get to where they need to be– on time.