The owner of The UPS Store in Fitchburg, Melissa Ross, says they’ve seen a 17% increase in customers shipping items early compared to last year and because of supply chain issues, she recommends others follow suit.
About 108 million people plan to be shopping either in-store or online today, according to the National Retail Federation. Whether they are filling up aisles or their shopping carts at home, retailers were prepared to be busy and customers were ready to save.
Last week, President Joe Biden signed the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. Tucked into that legislation was $17 billion for road safety programs and a mandate for automakers to prevent drunk driving.