Our apologies to Charlie Brown, but it doesn’t look like the holiday season will be getting any less commercial anytime soon. And of course, the frenetic pace is not just limited to the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas any more. According to a 2016 survey, 56.69% of Americans say they start their holiday shopping before Black Friday. In fact, 35% of shoppers get started before November.
It should come as no surprise that the busy season for shipping is occurring earlier and earlier. Many companies begin ramping up their production and inventory as early as July and August in preparation for the onslaught of holiday shoppers. As a result, pricing for logistics services can rise significantly in the last half of the year.Read More