By Jack Linshi
December 24, 2014

UPS and FedEx are limiting air express deliveries from certain retailers during the busiest shipping time of year — meaning some last-minute orders might not make it home in time for Christmas.

A last-minute increase in orders caused some retailers to go over their pre-set shipping volumes, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. In response, package carriers UPS and FexEx have curbed shipments from those retailers in a bid to avoid last Christmas’ delivery debacle.

Last holiday season, an estimated three million shipments that retailers guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas were delivered behind schedule as an unexpected surge in orders overwhelmed shipping companies.


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