2020 holiday shipping deadlines
In order to prepare for the incoming spike in deliveries we have put together a list of holiday shipping deadlines from the 3 major carriers (USPS, FedEx, UPS) to help you communicate with your customers and seamlessly streamline your shipping operations with clear expectations. Communicating with your customers is absolutely critical to your business.
Delivery And Fulfillment
Not long ago, your customers were content with making their orders online and receiving their deliveries within weeks. Today’s customers feel more valuable and are rapidly reinventing the supply chain. They now demand fast, efficient, and responsive deliveries in a few days or hours. When those demands are not met, they are ready to move over to competitors, whether online or in-store.
Peak Season Surcharges
As we move into the peak holiday season, parcel shipping services will be in high demand, especially because more consumers are shopping online. Already the pandemic is causing untold mishaps in shipping and delivery. Still, the new wave of peak surcharges from major carriers are also creating tons of issues on ecommerce brands and retailers.
Justifying the Cost of Delivery
Your business needs cost-effective strategies to survive the COVID-19 crisis and prepare for the future. While manufacturing is one area severely impacted by the pandemic, your firm must maintain a highly-efficient delivery service without increasing delivery costs.
The New Normal of Delivery
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the world's population under restrictions. Companies everywhere are implementing measures to safeguard their employees while ensuring business continuity. Still, they must also deal with rapidly shifting consumer behavior.
What are fulfillment centers
When fulfilling your customer's needs, "fulfillment center" and "warehousing" may seem the same. No doubt, both involve large buildings holding inventory for businesses selling products. However, they are entirely different in terms of their operations, services, and use-cases.