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Must-See Retail Logistics Management Tips For Black Friday

7th November 2022 | by Aimee Spilsbury

With Black Friday on the horizon, you will be preparing for a surge of orders. To ensure that your business is ready for the rush, it’s not too late to reach out to courier and retail logistics management services for delivery solutions. With strike action planned across some delivery services this Black Friday, it’s even more important to ensure that you are prepared.

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As professional peak season couriers, Speedy Freight’s nationwide network is equipped to support your business logistics needs this Black Friday and beyond. Offering same day delivery, we provide logistics support every year during the build-up to Black Friday and Christmas. 

 

The ability to offer fully flexible solutions at this time of year means we have become a trusted logistics partner for suppliers, manufacturers, and retailers.

 

With this responsibility, we have learned a few things about how to handle Black Friday and Christmas deliveries, to provide a first-class courier service when you need it most.

 

Top tips for retail logistics management this Black Friday

 

1. Have enough delivery drivers and vehicles

 

While you may have your own fleet of vehicles and drivers, the run up to Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas can stretch even the biggest crews. That’s why if you need additional drivers or extra vehicles, we can offer backup and ease the demand on your own fleet.

 

Whether you need an entire crew and several vehicles or drivers to cover annual or sick leave, we’re there. We have access to more than 4,000 vehicles, including specialist vehicles, operating across the UK, equipping you with the people power and resources to plug your logistics gaps. 

 

We have vehicles of all shapes and sizes from small vans right up to artic lorries to ensure that you don’t miss a single delivery, and you can continue to delight customers.

 

2. Get your stock delivered now

 

Black Friday gets busy and the day is also a marker for Christmas, so it’s vital that your stock levels are maintained to meet demand.

 

Our same day courier service means we can collect from your suppliers and deliver new stock directly to you without delay. This keeps your logistics chain moving and stock levels replenished across the entire peak season.

 

Not only will you be set for Black Friday, you will be one step ahead of the delivery demands that come with Christmas.

 

Equally, we can deliver directly to your customers or collect returns to ensure the fastest possible turnaround times. Operating across more than 60 locations UK-wide, we’ve got drivers and vehicles ready for action at a moment’s notice.

 

3. Partner with a courier service that offers flexibility

 

Partnering with a retail logistics company that is totally flexible means they can adjust if demand is not as high as expected or more than you anticipated. We can scale up or down to suit your Black Friday logistics requirements.

 

Plus, we can handle last-minute delivery requests and we even have options to support overnight delivery so that consignments can be delivered in the early hours.

 

This gives you complete flexibility over your retail logistics management this Black Friday and beyond.

4. Choose a courier service with dedicated drivers

 

A retail logistics management service with dedicated drivers means that courier crews will only deliver your consignments.

 

On a day as busy as Black Friday, having dedicated drivers who are trained and equipped to manage the demands of your business, helps to minimise delays, and streamline your logistics. 

 

We can offer you regular delivery drivers who will get to know and understand your business. If you have any special requirements, for example, there are specific security protocols at your premises, you can ask for a regular courier who knows and understands those protocols.

 

We provide various dedicated services from full and half day rates to multi drop deliveries. Whether you need 10 stops or 100, we will plan and optimise your routes for supplier collections, depot transfers, retailer deliveries through to delivery direct to customers' homes.

 

Having a courier crew you can trust and rely on gives you confidence that your Black Friday logistics requirements are in safe hands. 

 

5. Work with a retail logistics provider that offers warehousing

 

Black Friday for you may mean lots of comings and goings with consignments and capacity might be an issue. Partnering with a retail logistics company that offers a warehousing solution eases the pressure on you to find storage and fulfil orders. 

 

Plus, your Black Friday stock can be sourced far quicker, increasing efficiency, and ultimately cutting costs and reducing unnecessary errors. 

 

With more than 100,000 feet of warehouse storage space, we have capacity to keep your stock secure and help your business manage inventory and scale-up.

 

With a network of warehouse storage solutions across the UK, we remove the need for you to find your own warehouse space, helping to keep your costs down and dedicate resources to more strategic requirements.

 

Our UK warehousing specialists work round the clock to keep track of your consignments and ensure they get to the right place at the right time.

 

We deliver, your way: retail logistics management to support you this Black Friday

 

Organising your retail logistics for Black Friday requires you to partner with the right courier service.

 

Speedy Freight not only specialises in planning optimal delivery routes, but executing distribution locally, nationally, and internationally, even when the pressure is on.

 

Whether you need an extra pair of hands to cope with demand, or complete end-to-end logistics services this Black Friday and Christmas, any time day or night we’ll be there.

 

Try the Speedy service today. Find your nearest branch, now.

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