2016 Holiday Shipping Season Strategies
The 2015 shipping season was the among the largest ever, with 524 million packages reported delivered by the United States Postal Service alone. The upcoming 2016 holiday season is expected to again set new records.
While increased shipping volumes are great news for retailers in terms of sales, it can be a challenge to get those massive amounts of orders to customers during the peak shipping season. What if shipping and delivery could be as efficient during the holiday season as it is during the rest of the year? Many retailers may not believe this is possible, but with proper transportation planning, the holiday can truly be the most wonderful time of the year for all.
As carriers around the globe prepare for the massive 2016 holiday shipping season, retailers are focused on the total customer experience ranging from their web sites, ordering, payments, fulfillment and packaging, customer service and the all-important execution of shipments and delivery.
A smooth holiday shipping season is possible when leveraging a shipping solution that’s multi-carrier for serving enterprise operations. In addition, a shipping solution can provide accurate tracking information to their customers and automate international documentation for overseas orders. Most important, a shipping solution also helps business’ easily identify the carrier with the lowest service costs and/or best delivery options for greater convenience to both retailers and their customers, many of whom will be eagerly awaiting their holiday orders.
Learn more about how enterprise shipping solutions help better manage transportation this holiday shipping season.