A Backdoor Play On The E-commerce Boom

If you’re like most people, then you have probably received a box (or several) on your front door this month courtesy of Amazon Prime’s free two-day shipping. Or perhaps it was sent by Wal-Mart or another online retailer.

Wherever the source, there are countless packages whizzing from warehouse to doorstep during the Christmas shopping season. It has been estimated that FedEx (NYSE: FDX) made 510 million deliveries between Black Friday and New Year’s Eve. The firm’s hectic Memphis hub processes 2 million packages per day during the peak holiday season – about 500,000 per hour.

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