More than one million packages did not reach their destination this Christmas

More than one million packages did not reach their destination this Christmas
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[Ed. – Don’t they report something along these lines every year?]

A flood of mail, a historic boom in online purchases and one of the biggest snowstorms in the Northeast in years have overwhelmed the U.S. shipping system this holiday season.

The result: Over one million holiday orders are not likely to make it to their destination on Christmas Day, according to the latest estimate from ShipMatrix, a software company that helps retailers and others track shipments and collects data on millions of packages sent from more than 100,000 locations in the U.S.

“Our entire industry is underwater because of the demand [for deliveries],” said Satish Jindel, president of ShipMatrix.

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Packages needed to be shipped nearly a week ago to make it by Christmas by regular mail. But CBS News’ Erol Barnett reported that a number of retailers, including Amazon, were still offering overnight deliveries for Christmas Day on thousands of items on Thursday.

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