Santa’s Sleigh Delayed After Snags At UPS, FedEx

December 26, 2013 7:09 AM
Santa’s Sleigh Delayed After Snags At UPS, FedEx
" NEW YORK (AP) — Santa’s sleigh didn’t make it in time for Christmas for some this year because of shipping problems at UPS and FedEx.The delays were blamed on poor weather earlier this week in parts of the country as well as overloaded systems.

The holiday shopping period this year was shorter than usual, more buying was done online and Americans’ tendency to wait until the last possible second to shop probably didn’t help either.

Neither company said how many packages were delayed but noted it was a small share of overall holiday shipments. Although the bulk of consumers’ holiday spending remains at physical stores, shopping online is increasingly popular and is outstripping spending growth in stores at the mall.

“UPS is experiencing heavy holiday volume and making every effort to get packages to their destination; however, the volume of air packages in our system exceeded the capacity of our network immediately preceding Christmas so some shipments were delayed,” United Parcel Service said in a service advisory online Wednesday.

UPS did not make pickups or deliveries Wednesday and plans to resume normally scheduled service Thursday "

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