With retailers and eCommerce businesses facing a hectic holiday shipping season with many carriers at or above capacity, it is more important than ever for them to ship to customers as early as possible. Of course, there will still be someone who buys gloves for grandma or a Nintendo Switch for little Nick later in the season, despite retailer encouragement to shop early.
While the days of dad or mom heading to the nearest 24-hour pharmacy on the night before a holiday to grab whatever toys are left on the barren shelves may be over, there is a real possibility of late online shopping for the holidays.
Even as retailers scramble to find alternative carriers to ensure their shipments arrive on time and reduce peak surcharges incurred, many will still find themselves utilizing the major carriers.
With that in mind, shippers need to know the major U.S. carriers’ deadlines, so we have compiled this infographic with some of the key deadline dates for FedEx, UPS, and USPS.
Look at the infographic to see some of the major carriers’ critical holiday shipping deadlines. And take a personalized tour of Transtream multi-carrier management solution to see how it can help you manage your expanding multi-carrier network and turn shipping into a competitive advantage.