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UPS Makes Record Number Of Deliveries

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Local postal services are getting ready for what is expected to be the year's busiest delivery day for packages.

Wrapping, packaging and piling up gifts. That's what workers at the local UPS store have done in the last few days leading up to Christmas.

"Oh my gosh Wednesday has been very busy, I mean start to finish, we've just been working non stop," said UPS Store Associate, Paydn Evans.

The long days pay off, helping college students, like Heaven Hewett, or regular UPS customers, like Alexander Snyder, get their gifts to their loved ones on time. 

"I've been ordering a lot of things just to get my crafts started, and I'll be sending out stuff just to get everything completed," Hewett said.

"It absolutely is really convenient. We live right downtown so we can just walk here," Snyder said.

Those two aren't the only one's who sent out packages on Wednesday. The Missoula UPS Store received about 200 packages to send out.

"We have all sorts of random things that come through, statues, glass bowls, lots of gifts," Evans said.

By Friday Missoula UPS drivers are expected to make a record amount of deliveries, with 18,000 packages, and 10,000 stops.

"We get here early and leave late. It's non-stop customers in the door," Evans said. 

Workers aren't complaining, because business is booming.

"It's great for business, and people in Missoula are really nice people, are always in a good mood. They don't mind waiting in line, it's been really nice, great for business though," Evans said.

The UPS Store employees said starting Thursday, you have to ship your packages using two-day or next-day air if you want them to get to their destination by Christmas.

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