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Gift-shipping companies working overtime

Gift-shipping companies working overtime



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Paul Nelson, KSL NewsradioCompanies shipping out gifts are working overtime as they try to get orders to their customers in time for Christmas.

The sorters and packagers at Overstock.com work harder the closer it gets to Christmas.

Overstock.com Operations Director James Floyd said, "What we have seen is an increase in packages as the weeks go by, 20 percent to 25 percent."

Floyd says they've had to hire 200 extra employees just to keep up with demand.

"Saturday will be the last day we can ship it out and still know it will make it there in time," he said.

Floyd says the gifts they ship out seem to get more expensive the closer we come to Christmas, possibly because procrastinators are feeling a little guilty.

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