If you have all of your Christmas presents wrapped and under the tree consider yourself lucky! A lot of people are still waiting on their gifts to be delivered as the US Postal Service is experiencing unprecedented delays. Millions of Christmas presents might be delivered late this year due to backups at the USPS.
The delays are a combination of two things – increased volume due to more people staying home and mailing out gifts, and spiking coronavirus rates that have caused over 19,000 USPS employees to call out sick so far. Package volume is up 14% over 2019 totals and many parcels won’t be arriving at their destinations until after Christmas.
DM us on our Instagram @TheGelloShow and let us know if you mailed out more gifts this year than you have in previous years. Which shipping service do you use? Did you do more online shopping for Christmas gifts that had to be shipped than you have in the past?
"No parcels are moving at all," a postal worker says. Millions of Christmas presents are delayed by Postal Service cutbacks, pandemic-driven online shopping and covid cases among workers https://t.co/Qw2T6SE8ZS— Marc Fisher (@mffisher) December 21, 2020