Last year’s holiday season will be a tough act to follow. In 2017, retailers pulled in a staggering $691.9 billion dollars in the United States alone—a 5.5% increase over 2016. While that same level of year-over-year growth may be out of reach, according to the National Retail Federation, this year’s holiday season shopping totals are still projected to increase a healthy 4% over 2017, with estimated totals nearing $720 billion.
These eye-popping sums bring attention to the importance of strong logistics practices in the retail sector. In order to capture the full value of their biggest quarter of the year, traditional retailers and e-commerce operations need to have detailed plans (and backup plans) in place to move their shipments safely and on time.Read More