Holiday Shipping Chaos:Think of Smaller Third-Party Logistics Companies As Your Own Elves
Typically, Black Friday marks the kickoff to the holiday shopping season. But consumers are being told that with clogged ports, a stressed trucking industry, labor shortages, higher demand, and higher shipping costs that they need to start shopping now.
Is your business ready for the early holiday rush? Transportation issues affect every aspect of your business. What do you now ship that you used to deliver yourself? Things like employee gifts and customer “thank yous” will have to find another way to make it to their final destination. Can you trust these critical shipments to the national carriers that are already behind?
Holiday shipping deadlines given by the national delivery companies have been moved up this year in anticipation of the shipping crush. Many have announced mid-December shipping deadlines. Will your items be in, orders placed and ready to be shipped out by then? One company is requiring customers to ship by December 15th to meet the Christmas deadline. That is only 35 days away!
This is where businesses must be creative and where outsourcing your deliveries to a smaller third-party logistics company is the path to holiday success.
You can think of these companies as your own group of elves.
Delivery Express Logistics’ Residential+ delivery service is exactly what you need to win the holiday hustle and get your shipments where they need to be. It’s our customizable, business-to-doorstep delivery service that is safe, secure, and on time. We provide a service that feels like deliveries come directly from you, without the overhead of having to execute it yourself.