Logistyx President Ken Fleming discusses the ‘right’ and the ‘right now’ solutions for peak season prep in 2021.
Online shopping continues to dominate in 2021 and many retailers should expect significantly more e-commerce orders during peak season. With the carrier capacity crunch and other challenges looming, seamlessly fulfilling all those orders will be no easy task for many merchants.
On the heels of Aimee Tierney guiding under-prepared retailers on what still might be possible as they brace for Peak 2021 in a recent Total Retail article, Logistyx President Ken Fleming discusses the right strategy for shippers to navigate future peak seasons and the right now strategy to more urgently mitigate some of the challenges of the upcoming peak season in his latest column for Logistics Viewpoints. Ken shares insights on leveraging business intelligence and a merchant’s own parcel shipping strategy to light the path to this year’s short-term solutions and next year’s roadmap for strategic investment to do peak season right.
“Band-Aid solutions can still help partially prepared shippers make the best of what may be a bleak situation, and the range of options available depends largely on just how much preparation has been done,” Ken states.
“On January 2, while navigating returns season, shippers should tear off the Band-Aid measures put in place this year as the right now solution and begin to heal their fulfillment processes. They should start planning for peak season right away in 2022 to avoid entering peak season unprepared again.”
Read Ken’s full article, “Peak Season Preparations for This Year and Next,” to learn how shippers can take stock of existing capabilities to determine what’s possible for this peak season and solidify plans to implement impactful strategies to get through Peak 2021.