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UPS seeing record volume

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WDRB) -- The growth in e-commerce during this Christmas shopping season is good for business at UPS in Louisville.

UPS expects to break some records during the holiday season.

"This is a busy time for everybody at UPS," says company spokesman Mike Mangeot.

Packages of all shapes and sizes are moving through the UPS Worldport in record numbers at the Louisville International Airport in Louisville.

With just 12 days to go until Christmas Day, it is one UPS 767 jet after another coming and going at the airport.

And it is only going to get busier between now and Christmas Day.

"Thursday December 12 will be our busiest day at Worldport," says Mangeot, "we project to sort around three million packages which will be an all time record; company wide we will deliver about 28 million packages a day which will also be a record."

Business at UPS this holiday season is up because more people are doing their shopping on-line.

"The primary driver of our increase in volume this year is e-commerce," explains Mangeot, "more and more people are doing their Christmas shopping center on-line, according to our estimates about a third of all shoppers will do their shopping on-line and there has been a huge explosion of people doing their shopping on their smart phones."

UPS says 24 of the top 25 e-commerce companies ship through its network.

Forty percent of its business is now from such companies as Amazon which just recently opened a new fulfillment center in Jeffersonville. 

"There are a lot of online companies like Amazon that locate near our hub to take advantage of our network," says Mangeot.

And time is running out for individual customers to get their packages delivered in time for Christmas.

"The last day to get something to us for delivery before Christmas Day is December 21, next Friday for next day air delivery by Christmas Eve," Mangeot says.

Some members of the national news media will visit Louisville next week from New York to do stories on the UPS Worldport operations. They include CNN, the Fox Business Channel, and Espano.


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