FedEx, UPS, and Amazon Dodged a Holiday Logistical Nightmare

This holiday season had all the makings of a logistical nightmare. Thanksgiving fell late, shortening the number of days carriers would have to ship an unprecedented number of packages. The last time the season was so short, in 2013, United Parcel Service Inc.failed to deliver orders from Amazon.com Inc. and others by Christmas, forcing the sellers to dole out gift cards and refunds.

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