The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated digital transformation across industries. According to data from IBM’s U.S. Retail Index, the pandemic has accelerated the shift away from physical stores to digital shopping by roughly five years. This trend created a pretty serious problem with shipping delays. Packages are taking longer to ship than usual this year. With major carriers being overwhelmed, retailers need to seek alternative delivery services.
FedEx, UPS, USPS, and Amazon are the leading carriers in the US. However, hundreds of smaller national and local carriers can help you deliver goods to customers.
3PL companies and retailers can rely less on the leading carriers, by establishing relationships with local and national additional carriers. Then, based on order destinations, route them to select the alternatives.
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