Shopping Ahead Of The New Year After Shipping Delays Show Perils of Stores Overpromising

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A pedestrian carries a Levi Strauss & Co. shopping bag while talking... News PhotoBag,Carrying,Consumerism,Customer,Delivering,Finance,Gift Shop,Horizontal,Mobile Phone,New York City,North,North America,Pedestrian,Residential District,Shopping,SoHo - New York,Store,Talking,The Americas,Transportation,USA,Wireless TechnologyPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergA pedestrian carries a Levi Strauss & Co. shopping bag while talking on a mobile phone in the Soho neighborhood of New York, U.S., on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. The failure of United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) and FedEx Corp. to deliver packages in time for Christmas has exposed the perils of retailers promising to get last-minute gifts to customers. Photographer: Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images