Tis the season for shipping… and there’s no better time than now to get your business prepared for the demands consumers expect this upcoming holiday shipping season.
Whether you’re an e-commerce based business, a marketplace seller, a vendor shipping to merchants or offer shipping in any other capacity, it’s important to align your holiday business goals with an efficient shipping strategy. Among the key factors, you should consider include understanding carrier delivery schedules, knowing what your customer frustrations are and identifying why extra fees might add to your parcel overhead. To help, consider the below tips.
Tip #1: Know the Holiday Service Schedules from FedEx and UPS
Whether you ship exclusively with one carrier or offer a multi-carrier shipping strategy for your business, it’s important to know the holiday service schedules of FedEx and UPS this holiday season. Among the key dates to identify include when the last day you can ship a Ground package, use UPS Next Day Air or provide a FedEx Priority delivery with each of these arriving on time for Christmas. Using the graph below, reference the key dates that your company should consider when supporting your shipping needs during the busiest shopping season of the year.
COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL
CMIis based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
CMIprovides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out theUSA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
CMIprovides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.