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How to Beat Shipping Carrier Delays and Rising Costs It is not a secret the major national carriers have struggled to keep up with the significant increases in package deliveries over the past year. Any business that ships their products felt the pain of the resulting delays and rising costs from the same flood of shipping volume. The good news is that improved technology and more shipping carrier options give shippers some paths to beat carrier delays while keeping shipping costs down. Here is what you need to know about using zone skipping and finalmile shipping services to improve your fulfillment strategy. Zone Skipping and Final-Mile Shipping Large enterprises have taken advantage of zone skipping and final-mile shipping for many years, but shipping all packages with the major national carriers was just easier for everyone else. However, significant delays from national carriers with increased shipping costs leaves customers unhappy and makes it harder to compete with large corporations. Zone skipping is when you consolidate a group of your shipments and use a freight (air or truck) option to get them closer to your customers and skip the national sort centers seeing the most delays. Finalmile shipping is the deconsolidation of this batch of shipments and the individual deliveries of those packages to the customer. When you combine these services with predictable pricing and service levels, your company is no longer beholden to any national carrier and you don’t have to accept long delays. Automate the Process with Better Technology Advancements in shipping software and technology have made zone skipping and final-mile shipping services readily available to far more shippers and more affordable than ever before. When the process of zone skipping and final-mile shipping is automated with software, you can use the service when it makes sense and the software alerts you that it’s available. It also gives you an immediate option to respond to any restrictions or volume limitations from the national carriers. The IndyShip

team works with shippers of all types to identify when zone skipping and final-mile shipping make sense and helps you automate the process so that you’re no longer forced to accept significant delays and rising shipping costs while losing customers to a large retailer. IndyShip Guides Your Company Through the Process IndyShip was founded in 2019 with a goal to create new shipping capacity and flexible shipping options to keep up with customer demand. Today, IndyShip has warehouses across the United States and a vast network of professional delivery drivers. Integrated through industry-leading technology, IndyShip offers tailored solutions for local delivery, final-mile services, zone skipping, and warehousing services. IndyShip has composed a team of industry experts from all areas of the supply chain vertical, from e-commerce merchants to parcel delivery specialists. We understand what your business expects in a carrier partner, because we’ve been there ourselves. Contact us today at 877-282-1822 to find out how IndyShip can help your business thrive during peak season.

877.282.1822 info@indyship.com https://IndyShip.com

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