The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and packages are being shipped worldwide in larger volumes than ever before, FedEX and UPS report. Following last week’s major storm in the Northeast and with two additional storms expected to impact parts of the West before Christmas, the companies are trying to make sure deliveries stay on schedule.
- The report said the massive influx of holiday shipments has caused some of them to be delayed, without providing any figures.
- Studies that attempt to generalize UPS shipping performance based on a small historical sample yield incorrect conclusions and fail to predict current performance.
- UPS customers should remain confident their packages will be delivered on-time during the holiday season and beyond.
“According to data from shipment visibility firm ShipMatrix, FedEx Ground achieved 96.2% on-time performance for the week of Dec. 4-10, up from 95.3% for the same week in 2015.”