FedEx Sparks Outrage After Missing Thousands Of Christmas Deliveries, Workers Volunteering To Work On Christmas Day

Meaghan Ellis - Author
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Dec. 25 2015, Updated 4:38 p.m. ET

FedEx is “doing everything possible” to resolve all of the holiday madness following their catastrophic package delivery confusion. Just hours before the close of business on Christmas Eve, FedEx announced that thousands of packages would not arrive on time for Christmas Day. Initially, the global courier and delivery company estimated back in October that approximately 317 million packages would be delivered throughout the holiday season, reports the Daily Mail.

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According to New York Daily News, FedEx has accredited the delivery delays to inclement weather. Memphis, Tennessee, FedEx’s main hub location, has been hit with heavy wind and rain during the days leading up to Christmas, which has contributed to the difficulties they’ve faced with delivering packages. However, that’s not all. It has also been reported that FedEx was also hit with a massive influx of last-minute shipments.

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“Slight delays due to heavier than planned last-minute shipment volumes and severe weather outbreaks in some areas of the U.S.”

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FedEx spokeswoman Rae Lyn Rushing released a statement on behalf of the company explaining the holiday debacle and how the company plans to resolve the issues. Accommodations were also made for customers who did not receive packages on time. FedEx is also encouraging inconvenienced customers to “check their delivery status at fedex.com or calling 1-800-GOFEDEX with a tracking number,” according to ABC News.

“FedEx is doing everything possible to get customer shipments delivered by Christmas in spite of slight delays due to heavier than planned last-minute shipment volumes and severe weather outbreaks in some areas of the U.S.,” Rushing said in the company statement.

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