PORTLAND, Ore. — UPS and FedEx are behind in delivering packages. Online sales skyrocketing, bad weather in parts of the country and getting shorted a week in the retail cycle between Thanksgiving and Christmas contributed to the delay.
While people are upset about not receiving gifts on time, companies like Foods in Season of Washougal are also crying the blues. It’s lost thousands of dollars a day because of late deliveries. The company ships fish, produce and other Northwest specialty items to restaurants around the world.
“I priority shipped two parcels of fish with separate tracking numbers on Monday the 23rd. One of them arrived on time, the other got there today. The chef couldn’t use the fish. It had heated up to 54 degrees,” said sales associates Dana Comella.
The company was forced to give the restaurant a refund and Comella also lost her commission. She says that’s happened over and over again this holiday season.