Island of misfit toys, UPS expects to 1.3 M in one day

FILE – In this Nov. 20, 2015, file photo, a UPS employee Justin Sims prepares a package on a conveyor during the unloading of a container on Worldport in Louisville, Ky. UPS says it delivered a record 1.3 million returns to retailers on Jan. 5, dubbed “National Returns Day” and about 5 million in the first week of 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

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WASHINGTON – Christmas is the time of giving, and January is the month of the return.

UPS expects to deliver 1.3 million packages back to retailers on Jan. 5, celebrated by the delivery of the service, but no one else, as “National Day.”

Rising online sales have been followed by a strong increase of the yields through the air and, if UPS is right, it will be its busiest returns day ever, bigger than last year 1 million euros.

At the end of January, the first week, the Atlanta company said Tuesday that it will likely have back the 5.8 million parcels, topping last year’s 5 million, but that was also a record.

A survey by the National Retail Federation estimated that more than $260 billion worth of goods were returned 2015.

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