is looking to compete with Amazon for your home-shopping business. is looking to compete with Amazon for your home-shopping business. - 
Listen To The Story

UPS is warning that its earnings will fall short for the fourth quarter of last year, mostly because the company overcompensated for the shipping woes of 2013, when it delivered a surge of last-minute packages after Christmas.

For 2014, it hired more workers and invested in more equipment than was needed to handle what turned out to be an easier Christmas shipping season. E-commerce is a bigger part of UPS’ business now, and it is also hard to forecast. Will cost-cutting hurt performance next year?

Click play above to hear more from this story

As a nonprofit news organization, Marketplace is on a mission that drives what we do every day: to increase economic intelligence across the country. But we can’t do it alone. Become a Marketplace Investor today, in whatever amount you choose, and your donation will go twice as far, thanks to a dollar-for-dollar match from The Kendeda Fund.

Become a Marketplace Investor today – in whatever amount is right for you – and keep public service journalism strong. We’re grateful for your support.