Three Reasons to Consider USPS Your Secret Weapon to Compete Against The Amazons of the World
The more you ship with a major carrier, the more you save, right? Well, maybe, but that’s not the full story. Each major carrier structures its pricing to favor one or two modes of shipping while penalizing for others. For example, if you want to optimize small parcel shipping, consider a multi-carrier shipping strategy that leverages the power and experience of the USPS. Yes, USPS!
Below are three reasons why including USPS this holiday season can help you offer the very best customer experience and enable your business to compete with the likes of Amazon and Walmart.
- Postal Rate Card: USPS’ special rate card favors all those small, light packages you are likely shipping this time of year. Save an average of 20% and up to 41.2% on shipping rates when you use it. Explore the rate card’s benefits and make it easier for your business to truly compete with the rates and speeds of the Amazon’s of the world.
- Best-in-class Delivery: So you can confidently manage customers’ expectations during the holiday stress. They also count transit times in actual days, not business days so you can ensure customers receive their packages in time for the big day. Did we mention USPS can deliver most packages within a 2-day window during peak season?
- Delivery to all zip codes: USPS offers the unique ability to deliver to literally every single zip code in the US. What else would you expect from the organization that invented them?
The following chart outlines USPS holiday cutoff dates:
Make sure you plan your shipments around these vital dates. An ounce of prevention will eliminate a pound of poor online reviews. V-Technologies and Visible Supply Chain Management hope 2019 is your most successful holiday season to date!
Big Thank you to our guest blogger, Visible Supply Chain Management. They were kind enough to share their wealth of knowledge (25+ years worth!) and insight on the USPS.
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