Memphis, Tenn. • FedEx expects that holiday shoppers will be more nice than naughty this year, with shipments rising from 2012.
The company said Wednesday that it expects to carry more than 22 million shipments on the busiest day of the season, which it believes will be Monday, Dec. 2.
FedEx predicts that shipments in the first week of December will rise 13 percent over last year's peak week, to more than 85 million shipments, driven by online shopping and retailers stocking up on electronics, apparel and other goods.
The expected top day, Dec. 2, will be the first work day for many shoppers after the long Thanksgiving weekend. This is the first time that FedEx expects so-called "Cyber Monday" to be its busiest day of the season.