We provide peak logistics support for retailers and e-commerce, wholesalers, manufacturers, hospitality, and events sector, 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 on-boarded 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. 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.