FedEx Will Start Delivering Packages 7 Days A Week Next Year

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FedEx Will Start Delivering Packages 7 Days A Week Next Year
The company says the move aims to help satisfy online shopping delivery demands.
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FedEx is expanding its delivery schedule to include Sundays. 

The company announced Thursday that it'll start making residential package deliveries seven days a week, beginning next year. It currently only offers that option during peak holiday season. 

FedEx says the move is an effort to satisfy the growing demand for online shopping deliveries. It also plans to accommodate those needs by designing new facilities and equipment in order to handle more larger packages. 

According to FedEx, it's seeing more oversized and heavy items, like televisions, furniture, rugs and even auto parts. Those account for more than 10 percent of FedEx Ground's volume, and that number will likely keep growing. The company also expects small package shipments to double domestically by 2026. 

The rise in the e-commerce industry is changing how companies are approaching delivery options. 

Earlier this month, Amazon offered its employees a $10,000 incentive to start a delivery business that would help speed up shipments. And the U.S. postmaster general recently told Congress that USPS is looking at cutting mail delivery to five days a week and expanding package delivery to seven days a week. 

The FedEx change will roll out in January. Fedex is also taking back close to two million packages that were previously handled by the post office, folding those deliveries into its ground operations. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN