As the holiday season approaches, Santa’s usual busy route seems poised to be bigger and more demanding than ever. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are also likely to have a banner year in 2020, thanks to a pandemic-isolated population that has grown remarkably comfortable with online ordering. The result of this popularity is an increased need for logistics-linked services, such as integrated parcel shipping solutions. Shippers and LSPs must stay ahead of the curve and balance shipment efficiency with speed for the 2020 holiday shipping season. And they can prevent backups and delays during this crucial sales period by implementing these five smart approaches to peak season shipping.
Connect All Supply Chain Shipments with IoT-Enabled Sensors
Leverage Analytics to Understand Market Dynamics and Pre-Empt Customer Demands
Take Advantage of Digital Freight Matching to Rapidly Scale Carrier Sourcing
As recently explained by Joel Dreyfuss via CNBC, “the process of getting a package from factory to distributor to customer can be fiendishly complicated.” Until recently, this was mainly due to overly complicated “Load Boards” that even seasoned shippers and trucking professionals struggled to navigate. Digital freight matching has updated this somewhat-archaic practice, leaning on a smooth transition to apps that match shippers to clients (and vice-versa) for easy match-ups on total truckloads and LTL shipments. For rapid scaling, there are a few more seamless solutions that may help. For instance, digital freight matching is arguably the future of logistics and an incredibly helpful tool for peak season shipping.