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Preparing For Peak Season With Speedy Freight

5th September 2022 | by Aimee Spilsbury

Halloween, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas, the January sales - peak season is fast approaching. The question is, do you have a courier service that you can count on to manage your peak season logistics? Speedy Freight is trusted by thousands of businesses, and even other logistics providers, to deliver - pun intended - when demand is at its peak.

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We provide peak logistics support for retailers and e-commerce, wholesalers, manufacturers, hospitality, and events, and many more. Plus, we are trusted by other leading logistics services - to support their operations during peak season.

Whatever, wherever, whenever, we're there. We have established ourselves as the 'go to' courier service for backup peak support. Here's how…

 

Set Up To Give You Complete Flexibility

During peak season, you need completely flexible logistics services. That's exactly what we give you - a wide range of solutions that can be customised to suit your needs.

From same day, next day and express delivery to freight forwarding and everything in between, Speedy Freight is set up to successfully manage your requirements. Whether you need us for a day or for decades, we've got you covered, helping you to build supply chain resilience.

 

How You Can Prepare For Peak Season

Peak season brings with it a series of challenges, most notably a major shift in your supply chain, which can throw off your entire operation. To help you build supply chain resilience, there are things that you can do to prepare your business for Q4.

#1 - Plan Ahead

To plan ahead, make use of as much data as possible, think through your planned promotions and decide how you will deal with a sharp rise in demand. By forecasting demand, you can make more informed decisions about stock levels.

#2 - Keep Your Customers Informed

Since Q4 is likely to be your busiest time, it's important to keep an eye on carrier cutoff times for delivery and notify customers of any potential delays. Last-mile delivery plays an important part in customer satisfaction, but unfortunately, delays do happen. If they do occur, it's important to be proactive and communicate delays with your customers as soon as possible.

#3 - Partner With A Proven Courier Service

Partnering with a proven peak season courier service like Speedy Freight will help to make the chaos more manageable. The sooner you have a logistics provider in place, the easier peak season will be. Speedy Freight can get you onboarded fast, so that you're fully prepared for peak season.

#4 -  Increase Customer Service Staff

You will likely experience a higher-than-normal level of enquiries and order demand will increase. Having the customer support staff on hand to deal with customer enquiries is crucial to a successful peak season.

#5 -  Communicate With Your Suppliers

Communication with your manufacturers or suppliers is crucial during peak season. By discussing predicted Q4 order volume ahead of time can help you to avoid stockouts. 

Whatever your industry, these are just some of the practical steps that you can take to ensure that you are fully prepared for peak season.

 

The Importance Of Choosing The Right Courier

Peak season can be challenging enough without having to manage an unreliable courier service. If your current courier provider isn't up to the job, it's ok to switch, and now is the time to do it as peak season looms.

Ultimately, if your courier can't meet demand, it reflects badly on your business, which is why you can't underestimate the importance of a courier service that can cope during peak season.

 

Why Choose Speedy Freight Courier Solutions for Peak Season?

With more than 60 locations across the UK and Europe, a significant courier network, a huge customer support team, and access to a fleet of more than 4,000 transport solutions - including specialist vehicles - we are well equipped to support your logistics operations during peak season and all year round. 

Partnering with Speedy Freight for peak season gives you access to all this and more:

  • Exceptional customer service available 24/7

  • Same day, next day and express delivery

  • Specialist services - abnormal loads, temperature controlled delivery, two-person crews and more

  • Exclusive pricing - quotes tailored to your requirements to keep costs down

  • Real-time status updates on deliveries 

  • Dedicated drivers - goods moved from A to B without ever co-loading

  • A range of freight services - warehousing, import/export and much more 

We are the logistics problem solvers and fixers. Even when you’re down a delivery driver, we can cover to ensure there is no disruption to your consignment schedules. We understand the demand of logistics and that’s why, wherever you are and whenever you need us to deliver, we’re there for you.

Find your nearest Speedy Freight branch today and partner with us for peak season.

We got you covered

Dedicated, swift and bespoke – three key cornerstones of our end-to-end logistics service. With everything from white glove to temperature-controlled solutions on offer, Speedy Freight have the answers to your logistical problems. Our courier service operates 24/7, 365 days a year and covers the length and breadth of the nation. Whatever you need, whenever you need it, we’re there.

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