Online retailers, often referred to as etailers, have discovered a secret weapon in the battle with their brick and mortar rivals to help keep prices competitive while making good on their promise to rush parcels into the hands of their customers as quickly as possible.
So what’s the secret weapon? Using a trusted and true regional carrier specific to a geographic territory aligned with a shipper’s delivery requirements. This is a great supplement to the national service such as Fedex and UPS, allowing an etailer to reduce his shipping costs in specific regional areas.
Regional Carriers like UDS offer many advantages to etailers that the national carriers cannot or will not provide. Among these are lower delivery costs, innovation and flexibility, personalized service and fewer accessorial charges. Often regional carriers provide expertise that can deliver competitive advantages to online retailers through the application of innovative technology to problem solving.
Etailers also appreciate the beyond-the-call -of-duty service that regional carriers can provide. Having the flexibility to deliver earlier and to pick up later saves money by making etailers more efficient in their order processing process.
Always striving to be an innovator. UDS prides itself on their technology. The company’s drivers take photos of the packages when they are delivered to residences and email them to the recipients and the shippers. This visual proof of delivery(VPOD) technology is a unique advantage for both the shipper and recipient.
Including a regional shipper in the mix is just plain good business for etailers that not only want to get a leg up on their online competitors, but to keep customers from driving to the store instead of waiting so patiently at home for that must have product. And by keeping their customers informed of the package’s progress, they reduce the likelihood of returns. Everybody wins!
For more information about United Delivery Services and how they can help you reduce costs and improve delivery transit times. Contact us at 630 930-5201 http://www.uniteddeliveryservice.com