Do you plan to continue shipping 95% of your volume with one carrier in 2021? Are you actually getting the best deal from a single carrier? Do you feel like all your eggs are in one basket? Are you taking advantage of alternatives to UPS and FedEx?
As 2020 ended, one thing was sure, small package shippers with volumes of over 2,000 packages per day who didn’t have a real transportation strategy were asking themselves many of the above questions. Carrier capacity and delivery issues caused far more problems this past holiday season than ever.
These systemic carrier infrastructure issues will not be remedied soon and will increasingly affect many of your departments, including shipping, customer service, accounting, sales, etc. I expect that the 2021 transportation year will feel more like 2020 Part 2.
For the past 25 years, Creative Logistics Solutions (CLS), using our InfoShip®/Vx Multi-Carrier Shipping System, has helped companies like Avnet Electronics, Dollar Shave Club, Chewy.com, Luxottica/Oakley, Sony, Lands’ End, FabFitFun, Thrive Market make better transportation decisions for parcel, LTL and truckload shipping.
If your company ships over 2,000 packages per day and you’d like better processes, procedures, carrier choices, and a better overall outcome in 2021, we're here to help.
Our team is always ready to help customers identify cost-saving opportunities in shipping. Please contact me today for a complimentary discussion to advance your 2021 parcel transportation management plans.
Rick Williams, President and CEO of Creative Logistics Solutions (CLS), is a transportation technology expert with advanced experience in shipping and supply chain operations and technology. CLS helps companies improve warehouse productivity by combining streamlined workflows with multi-carrier shipping software, integrated pack/ship stations, data collection, and more.