Millions of Christmas presents might be delivered late this year, due to backups at the US Postal Service.
It’s a combination of two things – increased volume due to more people staying home and mailing out gifts, and spiking coronavirus rates that have caused over 19,000 USPS employees to call out sick so far.
Competing crises are slamming the U.S. Postal Service, imperiling deliveries as the agency contends with COVID-19 in its workforce, huge volumes of e-commerce orders and the continuing fallout from its cost-cutting program. https://t.co/DVfKlkqOYD
— The Seattle Times (@seattletimes) December 22, 2020
Package volume is up 14% over 2019 totals and many parcels won’t be arriving at their destinations until after Christmas.
Did you rely more on mailing gifts this year vs. previous years? Which shipping service do you use?