Major shipping carrier UPS announced it will be placing delivery limits on major retailers through the holiday season as online shipping demands increase in December. The company said it is working closely with major retail customers in an effort to fulfill shipping needs within their capacity to ensure its network is reliable. UPS didn’t specifically name the retailers, although reports indicate major brands such as Gap and Nike are included in the restrictions, which are effective starting this week.
Gap issued a statement saying they are very satisfied with the level of commitment they receive from UPS and expect their successful partnership to continue throughout the holiday shopping season. Nike also issued a statement saying they expect major delivery carriers to meet expected delivery date estimations and communicate effectively with customers should they experience any delays.
UPS said it implemented the limitations on larger companies to ensure their small to medium sized business customers’ needs will be met since they have been hard-hit by the pandemic’s economic downturn. Online holiday sales have broken records since Thanksgiving, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.
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