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Surge of holiday packages delays UPS shipments – Yahoo

A high volume of holiday packages overwhelmed shipping and logistics company UPS, the company said on Wednesday, delaying the arrival of Christmas presents around the globe and sending angry consumers to social media to vent.

Amazon.com responded with an email to affected customers offering shipping refunds and $20 gift cards to compensate.

A convergence of factors, including higher volume than expected and recent patches of bad weather, caused the delays, UPS spokeswoman Natalie Black said.

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Gifts Sent by U.P.S. Miss a Big Deadline – New York Times

Across the country, carriers failed to meet delivery deadlines in the face of bad weather and an unexpectedly large surge in demand.

“It is unfortunate for this to happen at this time of year, but we’re working around the clock to fix it,” said Natalie Black, a spokeswoman for United Parcel Service. “We had our peak projections, and the volume has exceeded our projection.”

“We are sorry,” she continued.

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UPS says some Christmas deliveries delayed – Marketwatch

United Parcel Service Inc. said on Tuesday it won’t be able to deliver some packages in time for Christmas because last-minute air shipments proved greater than its network could handle this week.

“The volume of air packages in the UPS system did exceed capacity as demand was much greater than our forecast. It is a small percentage of shipments that are delayed and will not be delivered today,” said spokeswoman Susan Rosenberg in a statement.

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UPS Promises Relief for Customers – NBC

Since the ice storm that hit DFW two weeks ago, the United Parcel Service has been struggling with considerable delay to deliver packages to customers.

On Thursday, the company announced hundreds of new managers arrived in Dallas to keep progress moving forward.

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UPS sends 300 managers to Dallas as packages pile up – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta-based United Parcel Service says it has sent 300 managers to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to address considerable delivery delays following an ice storm that two weeks ago paralyzed the area.