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UPS Tips: Overcome Supply Chain Delays To Win The Vacation


SHREVEPORT, Louisiana (KTAL / KMSS) – The busiest time of year for mail and parcel carriers is here and UPS has a few tips to help you get your gifts there on time.

By Christmas Eve, UPS plans to deliver millions of holiday packages. They have been hiring and building their capacities since January to prepare for the “high season”. Supply chain shortages can affect your chances of getting your holiday gifts to their destination on time, but UPS has ways to save the holidays.

  • Buy ASAP. With the first sales offered by most retailers, there are plenty of opportunities to find good deals while there are still items in stock. The earliest would be best.
  • Pack and ship things ASAP. Once you have purchased your gifts, send them as soon as possible. This will help to avoid delays caused by weather conditions or other issues.
  • Have a backup plan. In case a store runs out of inventory, it’s good to have an idea of ​​something that you can quickly change instead. Things like gift cards, tickets to events or services are easy to give out on short notice.
  • Know the deadlines. Shipping to friends and family in different areas may take varying times. Make sure to mark your calendar to send your gifts on time to reach their destination. Unless you want it to become a New Years gift.
  • Share these tips. Make sure everyone knows what to do so that your loved ones can get the gifts they want on time.
UPS Tips: Overcome Supply Chain Delays To Win The Vacation

UPS wants to make sure your gifts get where they need to go. As of January 2020, UPS reports having an on-time delivery rate of over 95%. They added more automated facilities, created a new digitized hiring process, and increased their network to speed up deliveries.

These headlines are important to remember, and you can get the full list of shipping times here.

  • Selection of 3 days: December 21
  • Air of the 2nd day: December 22
  • Tomorrow’s air: December 23

If you’re looking to bring joy to the holidays, UPS is hiring over 100,000 seasonal workers this year. They are looking for parcel handlers, driver aids and personal vehicle drivers. UPS says that a third of its workforce started in seasonal positions, and this may be the start of a career with them. You can apply on UPSJobs.com.


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