With the first day of fall yesterday, the holiday seasons’ just around the corner. More customers are shopping online than ever before and e-commerce retailers need to prepare for their peak season. Even for brick and mortar companies, shipping is a big part of whether you’ll be successful during the busiest time of the year, or fail in the eyes of your customers.To handle increased volume, plan ahead now!
With summer right around the corner, farmers, growers and distributors are gearing up to ship out their spring seasonal products. As more produce and landscaping materials are ready for shipment, it should be no surprise that freight rates increase as truck space decreases. Although the weather allows for produce to be shipped on standard vans, rather than being limited to temperature regulated trucks, truck space is limited and carriers are aware of the influx in demand. If you’re shipping fresh materials this spring, keep these tips in mind to cut costs and avoid pitfalls.