In order to avoid a scenario some in the industry are calling "shipageddon," UPS is taking steps to preserve shipping capacity for all its customers. The Wall Street Journal first reported that the delivery company is imposing shipping limits on some of its biggest retail customers, specifically naming Gap and Nike. The limits on shipping begin this week and will remain in force throughout the holiday season. UPS didn't name the retailers that the restrictions would affect, but the company said it is working with its retail customers to coordinate demand and capacity.
Meanwhile, Amazon, one of the country's largest retailers, has skated ahead without much shipping troubles thanks to relying on its own delivery service and drivers to accommodate its slew of shipments.