Still waiting on shipped Christmas packages, you're not alone

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Owners of PostNet in West Ashley can breathe easy today.

The franchised shipping store is the exception this season after getting all its Christmas deliveries to their holiday destinations on time.

"What we did this year that I feel that was different for us was making sure that we had six to seven people on staff at all times," said owner Sharon Foster.

The US Postal Service, along with companies like Fed Ex and UPS haven't been as lucky.

Many customers are still waiting on packages that were scheduled to arrive days before Christmas.  

Some say the shortened shopping season between Thanksgiving and Christmas may be to blame.  Others attribute the delay to an increase in the number of packages shipped this year.

Georgia's Ina Corley, who sent her package through the US Postal Service, paid for two-day priority shipping December 18th.  She was hoping to get a gift to her daughter, who lives in Charleston.

As of Christmas Eve, there was no sign of her package.

"I guess at 1:30 when the mail came through and her item wasn't there, my heart sank," she said.

"I should've mailed it sooner, but you know what, if they give you a date they should just say it might not get their before Christmas and give me an alternative."

Online retailer has offered $20 gift cards toward a future purchase for customers who didn't receive their Amazon gift in time for the holiday.  The online retailer ships many of its packages through UPS.

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