2012 Holiday Season: Over Half of Canadians Will Shop Online

2012 Holiday Season: Over Half of Canadians Will Shop Online 
FedEx Express Canada Survey Reveals New E-commerce Consumers in
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/19/12 -- Canadian
consumers are set to break online shopping records this holiday
season, with more than half electing to click-and-ship over standing
in long line ups at check-out counters. 
A new Angus Reid survey commissioned by Federal Express Canada Ltd.
(FedEx Express Canada), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX) and
one of the world's largest express transportation companies, reveals
that 55 per cent of Canadian holiday shoppers will turn to e-commerce
this holiday season to take advantage of advanced online shopping
technology and fast shipping. Last year, approximately 45% of
Canadians were expected to shop online(i). 
The survey revealed a number of interesting findings including: 

--  Consumers in Alberta (70%), British Columbia (67%), and Atlantic Canada
    (63%) are the most likely among Canadians to shop online this coming
    holiday season. Consumers in Saskatchewan (38%), Quebec (43%), and
    Manitoba (44%) are less likely to choose e-commerce, but even in those
    provinces approximately four-in-ten consumers will shop online this
    holiday season. 
--  Men (57%) are slightly more likely than women (53%) to shop online. 
--  Most consumers aged 18 to 34 (73%) will shop online this holiday season,
    compared to more than half (58%) of survey respondents aged 35-54 (58%)
    and just over a third of those aged 55 and (36%). 
--  The survey found a strong correlation between income and online holiday
    shopping intentions, with 75% of respondents who earn over $100,000
    expected to shop online for the holidays, compared to 60% of Canadians
    who earn $50,000 to $99,999 and 45% of respondents earning less than

"With the availability of most major retailers now online and with
fast, reliable shipping solutions like FedEx, more and more Canadians
are choosing to browse, shop online and ship this holiday season,"
said Brie Carere, vice president of marketing, customer experience,
and corporate communications for FedEx Express Canada. "The holiday
season is busy, and a lot of us will leave our shopping to the last
moment when stores are ove
rcrowded, so online shopping and fast
shipping helps take the hassle out that hectic end-of-year rush." 
About The FedEx Express Canada Online Shopping Survey 
From October 10th to October 11th 2012 an online survey was conducted
among 1,000 randomly selected Canadian adults who are Angus Reid
Forum panelists. The margin of error - which measures sampling
variability-is +/- 3.1%, 19 times out of 20. The results have been
statistically weighted according to the most current education, age,
gender and region Census data to ensure a sample representative of
the entire adult population of Canada. Discrepancies in or between
totals are due to rounding. 
About FedEx Express 
FedEx Express is one of the world's largest express transportation
companies, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220
countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air and ground
network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite
time and date with a money-back guarantee. 
About FedEx Corp. 
FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide
with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business
services. With annual revenues of $43 billion, the company offers
integrated business applications through operating companies
competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the
respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most
admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000
team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety,
the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their
customers and communities. For more information, visit
(i)Source: Deloitte - Consumers Spending with Restraint, 2011 Holiday
Outlook Survey. http://tinyurl.com/awa3u9f
FedEx Express Canada
James Anderson
Media Relations
(905) 212-5372
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