In today’s fast-paced global economy, direct and immediate freight shipping is more important than it’s ever been. This is especially important at this time of year when retailers and shippers alike are in the throws of year-end and the holiday season. With about a week left until Black Friday, businesses need to be sure that they’ve adequately addressed any inefficiencies in their supply chain.
“Sales in November and December are expected to rise 3.7 percent to $630.5 billion – a bigger jump than the 10-year average of 2.5 percent but less than last year’s 4.1 percent gain,” according to the National Retail Federation. They also report “Online holiday-related sales will be up even more than store sales – between 6 percent and 8 percent – to about $105 billion.”
Preparing for the shipping frenzy that happens between November and January requires foresight, proficiency, and expertise. One needs to be sure that your partner is a forwarder that can meet the demands of your business. Otherwise, the whole year may be at risk.
While overnight delivery and urgent shipments are unavoidable during the holiday season, sometimes the additional charges that occur can be minimized or avoided all together if you are working with the right partner.
The best freight management companies will economically manage the logistics of shipping from start to finish and also allow you to track your shipments to give you peace of mind; something you will really appreciate while you are addressing all the other stresses of the holiday season.
For Langham, a happy customer equals a repeat customer. If you want to avoid anxiety over not getting your products to their destination on time during the holiday season, be sure to visit our website to learn about our expedited, “sleep at night” services.