Warehousing services

The Benefits of Warehousing Services

Warehousing plays an essential role in logistics management. Often times, customers don’t have their own warehouses, yet need to store their cargo for a certain period of time. At Best Yet Express, we understand that the journey doesn’t end once your cargo is on one of our trucks—storage is often an important element that needs to be managed. This is why we offer warehousing services at both of our state-of-the-art facilities in Los Angeles. Whether you need short-term or long-term warehousing, we can customize our reliable services to meet your requirements.

Here are just a few of the benefits of using our warehousing services.

A Central Location

A warehouse provides a centralized location for your freight. This makes it easier to track and manage inventory. It also keeps your freight closer to a loading dock so that delivery can be facilitated faster once it’s scheduled. This makes for a much more efficient overall process, ultimately saving you money and boosting productivity.

Availability

Customers want instant gratification in the form of timely delivery in this day and age. They don’t want to hear about stock issues or the fulfillment process—they just want their orders quickly. When you warehouse your freight with Best Yet Express, we offer same-day pull and delivery of your products, making them available for shipping much faster than if they are at your production facility. This expedience gives you a competitive edge, keeps customers happy and adds value to your brand.

Security

Our high-end 80,000 square-foot and 90,000 square-foot warehouses provide a safe space for your products. Both facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art cameras, cutting-edge security technology and an on-site security guard 24 hours per day. This prevents theft and helps reduce loss and damage during handling.

Reduced Costs

Our services ultimately save you time and money. We have staff in place to manage all logistical aspects, you won’t have to hire and train warehouse personnel. We already have all the equipment necessary for fulfillment, from pallets and forklifts to multiple loading docks. You won’t need to arrange for pickup or hire staff to manage the process. Our tracking tool makes it possible for you to follow your cargo in real-time so you can communicate its progress to your customers without missing a beat.

Our warehousing services allow you to focus on what you do best, while we worry about the safety and delivery of your cargo for its entire journey with us. Visit this link for more information about our warehousing services.

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5 Holiday Shipping Tips

The holidays are a busy time and can be especially hectic, especially for retail and parcel shippers. Nowadays shoppers love the convenience of making online purchases that get delivered directly to their doorstep in time for Hanukkah or Christmas day. This increases pressure for parcel carriers to deliver high volumes of freight at a fast rate—and at the busiest time of year.

Here are a few tips to help you master shipping and keep customers happy amidst the holiday chaos.

1. Plan and Prepare

While it’s difficult to know what your exact holiday sales will be, you can make a good estimate based on data from previous years and forecast based on Y-T-D sales. If you see a pattern of growth, hire extra help for the shipping department. There are always students on winter break looking to make extra cash. Create a protocol and print it out so that it’s easy to get temporary help up to speed.

2. Stock Up

A common problem among shippers is inadequate stock. When a retailer runs out of product, they may have to wait for the arrival of new stock and then pay a higher cost to ship it. This cuts into the bottom line or may alienate the customer and prompt them to shop elsewhere. Again, try to anticipate holiday demand as best you can, so that you can have enough inventory on hand.

3. Create Promos That Drive Early Sales

Last minute orders increase stress for everyone involved. While you cannot control the of your customers, you can incentivize them to order early with good promos. This gives you more time for delivery which means less internal rushing and more on-time arrivals. The trend for Black Friday sales has evolved significantly over the last two years, with companies starting sales campaigns as much as two weeks in advance of the actual day after Thanksgiving. Follow suit with your Christmas sales by offering promotions earlier rather than the days directly before the holiday. While last minute sales are appealing, they increase pressure on the shipping process and are risky—you may ultimate alienate customers if their shipments don’t arrive on time.

4. Pack Extra Safely

Just like you’re busier this time of the year, so are freight carriers. They are moving more cargo than normal, which leads to more chances for damage to occur. Extra packaging can help prevent the damage that can lead to holiday disappointment. Just using a box with a crease in it can diminish its strength by more than half! Recycled boxes can be weaker and deteriorate faster. Use new boxes and surround items by at least two inches of cushioning. Use high-quality packing materials, such as foam packing peanuts and bubble cushion. Only use packing tape, not scotch or masking. For extra security include an additional address label on the inside of the package in case the external label incurs damage or becomes unreadable.

5. Manage Expectations

One of the best things you can to do to keep customers happy during the holidays is to manage expectations. Be clear on exactly how fast you can fulfill an order and provide specific delivery deadlines. Don’t delay during this time of year—ship products out the same day they’re ordered to avoid any surprises. Use our tracking tool to follow your packages’ journeys in real-time and receive shipment notifications and delivery updates that you can share with your customers.

With a game plan and extra precautions, you can help the holiday season run smoothly for your business and customers. Click here to learn more about our freight and cargo transportation services.