UPS and FedEx Christmas Package Delays
Were there fewer gifts under the tree this year due to the delays at UPS and FedEx? My daughter had two gifts that didn't arrive in time, despite the site saying they'd arrive by December 21st.
The reason gifts weren't shipped in time was, 'The volume of air packages in our system exceeded the capacity of our network, as demand was much greater than the forecast,' UPS spokeswoman Natalie Godwin told USA Today.
The bad weather across the country is also being blamed for this year's delays, but that doesn't stop people from complaining.
Panties in a wad to wait ONE day for presents when UPS says weather & overload caused their delay? Yesterday was Jesus' birthday; not yours
— RW McElveen (@Charmed0813) December 26, 2013
Hey @UPS when we pay to Overnight Christmas presents for Tues delivery, it'd be helpful if you didn't delay delivery to Thurs w/o notice — Dicks Cottons (@DicksCottons) December 24, 2013
what do you get when you combine FedEx and UPS at Christmas? You get #FedUP! — Gregory Earp (@Dream2TheMax) December 26, 2013
Others aren't too upset, understanding the true meaning of the season.
— brauerda. ORPUW (@brauerda) December 26, 2013
Let me get this straight. UPS & FedEx can't deliver everything by Xmas & ppl are upset at them? Tip: order your gifts earlier.
— Jason Domir (@JCDomir) December 26, 2013
People need to put things in context when talking about UPS, FedEX "ruining" Christmas. Stop whining. Life goes on. It's just stuff #upsfail
— John Kane (@Tortured_Verse) December 26, 2013
It's interesting both companies explained why packages were delayed but neither apologized. My 17 year old daughter understands a late gift or two, but a smaller child may not be as understanding. On the other hand, I guess that's what you get when you wait until the last minute to order gifts online.
Christmas should be about who's around the tree, not what's under it.