Postal carriers, including USPS, UPS, and FedEx struggled the last two years to keep up with the demand from online shopping during the pandemic, but this year, the Postal Service says it’s the most ready it’s ever been.
“It’s really our Super Bowl and our time of the year to shine,” said Tampa plant manager Megan Conley.
“We’re definitely seeing the surge with the online purchases and orders,” Conley said. “This year is trending to be one of our largest yet.”
But the Postal Service planned all year to be ready for the holiday surge. It’s converted 100,000 workers to full time positions since 2021 and hired an additional 20,000 seasonal workers. It also installed 137 package sorting machines at facilities across the country.