UPS Already Overloaded by Holiday Delivery Demand

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    United Parcel Service Inc. told its drivers to stop picking up packages this week from certain retailers who had exceeded their volume agreements as the logistics company works to keep its network from being overwhelmed, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

    A UPS spokesman told the Journal that the company will pick up surplus packages once more capacity becomes available.

    This may mean that orders of Nike Inc. shoes, L.L. Bean Inc. coats and Macy’s Inc. sweaters placed over the Black Friday period will show up a few days later than expected.

    In normal times, such pileups would be a catastrophe for logistics companies, which have faced immense pressure to keep up with retailers’ increasingly aggressive promises on fast delivery. But there’s nothing normal about 2020.

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