UPS has reportedly told drivers across the country to stop picking up packages from six retailers, including Gap, Nike and Macy’s, as the shipping company attempts to keep up with a record-breaking online shopping season amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In an internal message obtained by The Wall Street Journal and confirmed by various UPS workers in different regions, the delivery company announced the temporary shipping restrictions on the retailers, which also included L.L. Bean, Hot Topic and Newegg.
“No exceptions,” the message reportedly said. ….
A UPS spokesperson said in a statement to The Hill that if demand exceeds planned space, the company “will work with our larger customers to ensure the volume gets picked up and delivered as more capacity becomes available in our network.”
The spokesperson did not say if there were any retailer-specific directives.
“We are pleased with the way the UPS network is performing as we exit the Thanksgiving holiday and move into the month of December, delivering record volume,” the emailed statement added. “UPS continues to work closely with our largest customers to steer volume to capacity and ensure the UPS network is reliable for all customers.”