5 Hard Truths about Shipping with FedEx & UPS This Holiday Season [2020]7 min read

Since the Coronavirus outbreak started, particular challenges have risen in retail supply chains. 

 

The COVID-19 pandemic’s far-reaching effects have weighed heavily on the operational capabilities of shipping carriers and their employees alike. This is raising concerns among small parcel shippers over the package-handling capacity of carriers and their ability to meet on-time delivery promises. 

 

The COVID-19 pandemic’s far-reaching effects have weighed heavily on the operational capabilities of shipping carriers and their employees alike.

 

Not to forget that the Holiday shipping is already like tiptoeing around landmines. Delivery delays, lost packages, and anxious customer calls… Phew! 

 

Usually, only a handful of retailers escape unscathed from the holiday last-mile logistics war field that looms with pitfalls. On one hand, customers are ever unforgiving of delivery mistakes while on the other, carriers such as FedEx and UPS mercilessly add to your rapidly-escalating shipping expenditure.

 

While we’ve just scratched the surface here, retailers need to be aware of several harsh truths of shipping during the holiday season to survive through this period. 

Hard Truths about Shipping with FedEx & UPS This Holiday Season

1. All points of the supply chain have been restricted due to the impact of COVID-19