Trick-Or-Treat: The Spookiest Time for Shipping

October 17, 2019 by Constantinos Garoufalidis
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All Hollow’s Eve will be here before we know it! But it’s not just going to be ghouls, goblins and vampires having the time of their undead lives. Shoppers are gearing up for the spookiest night of the year and retailers are ready to bank on the opportunity.

The National Retail Federation forecasts that this year, Halloween spending by Americans will reach $9 billion. With costumes and decorations filling online carts and candy flying off grocery store shelves, the supply chains behind the scenes for these businesses have to be precise and operating smoothly to keep adequate quantities of inventory available. If you aren’t prepared with a top-notch logistics plan, it could mean no candy for the children and no cute witch hats on little black kittens.

Avoiding the Tricks. Shipping the Treats.

Seasonal businesses rely on their supply chains to maintain the balance of their inventories. Bringing in the right amount of goods at the right time helps retailers and manufacturers alike meet consumer demands and maintain customer satisfaction. Too much of one product and not enough of another can cost you!

As we all know, candy is in high demand this time of year. Confectionary companies shift into overdrive creating and shipping their savory treats from A to B. Products like candy need specialty shipping; temperature-controlled trailers and carriers who can service the right lanes for the best rates.

This is where shippers everywhere benefit from a transportation management system (TMS) to centralize all available carriers, lanes and rates side by side for comparison. Whether internally or outsourcing to a third-party shipping solutions provider, shippers save copious amounts of time with this technology.

What’s your plan?

For retailers and manufacturers this time of year can get crazy, but we can help! With an award-winning history of providing specialty shipping solutions, FreightCenter is your one stop shop for everything logistics this Halloween. We’ll get what you need shipped to and from where it needs to be and in the time you need it to be there.

Ship alone if you dare. Contact one of our expert shipping agents and book your shipment today. 800.716.7608 or visit FreightCenter.com today!

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