(Jeff Berman – Logistics Management)
The holiday delivery shopping and shipping seasons have distinctly different goals and objectives or consumers and carriers and logistics service providers, alike.
For consumers, one goal, or perhaps more appropriately, mission, is to get holiday shopping done in a timely and efficient manner, and get all the gift items for friends and family crossed off their lists in a manner that ensures that Christmas does not turn into “Stress”-mas. And for carriers that goal is to move deliver all of the aforementioned consumers’ orders delivered where to need to go, without a high level of stress and disturbances.
So, how are things going so far? Well, so far, things appear to be going very well.
That has been made very clear in data issued this month by ShipMatrix, a subsidiary of Pittsburgh-based SJ Consulting.
In an update issued last week, ShipMatrix said: “The retailers shipping Christmas gifts to consumers should be having a Christmas already. Unlike the past few years, when some carriers experienced service issues from huge spike in volume, this year, FedEx, UPS, and USPS have consistently achieved [the] highest level of on-time delivery. That is a clear affirmation that their networks are well positioned to handle 72 million packages per day (which compares with 45 million per day during non-peak season) currently moving through their network.” Click here to read more.
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- UPS is Busy Busy Today With... All of Your Holiday Returns (Washington Post)