Online shopping surge could lead to holiday delivery delays

  • A sign in the window of a FedEx office reads, “Now Hiring,” Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 in New York. Carriers like FedEx and UPS are ramping up their holiday hiring while asking store clients to move their shipping volume on lighter days in their network. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NEW YORK — Retailers and carriers are preparing for an online holiday shopping surge that could tax shipping networks and lead to delivery delays.