From Associated Press via Transport Topics.
The nation’s major shipping companies are in the best shape to get holiday shoppers’ packages delivered on time since the start of the pandemic, suggesting a return to normalcy.
Carriers like the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx and UPS project to have enough capacity after struggling under the holiday crush for the past two years, when many people hunkered down at home and turned to online shopping.
The system is already being put to the test ahead of big shopping days on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, when retailers entice shoppers with bargains. Amazon held a second Prime Day in October to jump-start early holiday sales, but some shoppers are still holding out for deals in the coming days.
Brie Carere, chief customer care officer at FedEx, told the Associated Press she’s not worried: “The network is running the best that it has since COVID. We’re confident and ready.”
There are several factors at play: Consumers have gotten an early start, done more shopping in stores and moderated spending because of inflationary pressures, thus reducing shipping volume and spreading out shipments over a longer period. An extra shipping day between Thanksgiving and Christmas helps, too.
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