“The volume has really picked up over the holidays,” said Leticia Harper, co-manager of UPS in San Angelo.
Here in the Concho Valley it's not just the volume of packages slowing down delivery times, but also the bad weather.In a statement to USA Today, UPS said they're adding an extra two-day wait period for holiday buys to arrive.
“It’s not a guarantee. Most [likely] it will be there the day that we tell you but if not then the following day just cause of the volume," said Harper.UPS store owner Lorry Minor says the delay in West Texas is not too bad but it's still a problem.
“What we're seeing is a lot of phone calls because people on the San Angelo side are waiting for their packages to get here," said Minor.
“If you wait past December 21st you’re really taking a chance," said Minor.
“Don’t count on coming in here on December 23rd and it make it on Christmas Eve," said Minor.Minor stresses to guarantee your stuff gets where it’s going, just be ahead of the game and be prepared.