How early is too early?
Consumers are shopping for their holiday gifts/purchases earlier this year, given the constraints on the global supply chain, ironically causing more restrictions on an already stressed system. Additionally, consumer Demand for e-commerce deliveries has skyrocketed since the start of the pandemic, crushing the USPS and extending delivery times for consumers.
Luckily Mach 1’s capability to move goods efficiently and effectively through congested and challenging times can support e-tailers who need to meet the holiday shopping moment.
For some reason, the congestion and disruption haven’t bolstered everyone to rise and meet the moment in the same way. As a result, many carriers are involved in service reductions, slowed delivery and capacity shortages, effectively shrinking back from the challenges and leaving consumers hanging. Mach 1 has instead moved quickly, bolstering our support staff and adding capacity wherever possible to meet the growing demand for delivery and final mile services.
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We can do this by working side-by-side with our clients, planning their logistics needs together in advance so we can be ready in time to give them the support they need. Advanced planning and notice, flexibility, and transparency on the part of Mach 1 and our customers enable us to lock in services, pivot if something goes wrong, and make minor adjustments to ensure smooth shipments in a volatile environment.
We aren’t saying that our secrets are out, but consumers started shopping earlier this year, taking the Mach 1 approach of planning. While we encourage that, there is no guarantee that cargo will be unloaded and on shelves in time to meet even the earliest shoppers.
The fact of the situation remains
If your goods are still overseas today, it’s unlikely they’ll be under your tree in time. But Mach 1 is ready for some holiday magic. We love a good challenge, and we’re on hand to take your concerns seriously and work out a path to keep inventory levels stocked in the face of insurmountable shortages. So contact your representative today if you want to know how Mach 1 can help you keep your holiday merry and bright!
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