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Whether you need to transport something across town, between cities or across the country, no one puts more reliable Same Day/On-Demand delivery solutions at your command — from bicycle messengers and couriers with cars, minivans, SUVs, cargo vans and trucks to air shipments including next-flight-out. The addition of straight trucks and tractor-trailers to our fleet allows shippers to answer the needs of their customers the same day.
Over the last 5 years the on-demand, same day delivery model has exploded. The faster and more efficient you are in providing the service the better. Customers want their products and they want it yesterday. This is becoming the norm in shipping. With the advent of technology in shipping and pop-up fulfillment it is possible to guarantee same day shipping in most markets. At American Expediting we have been providing this type of service since our inception. We provide a Quality experience from start to finish and that is the key to our growth. We accept any challenge and work to ensure the job is done same day everyday. To find out more about our services click here
Some factors that have contributed to the rise in popularity of same day shipping include:
(Taken fromComing to a warehouse near you: The “Same Day Delivery” revolution 11/22/1016)
“Over the past 12 months, according to a 2016 study conducted by Walker Sands, half of all online shoppers have used one-day shipping, and 85 percent have used two-day shipping. Growth for buyer’s show that one in 10 has used same-day shipping over in the past year. And two-thirds of online shoppers who buy multiple products online, pick up their order at their local store.
Changes in warehouse usability
Same-day delivery works to close the deal more quickly by implanting fresh warehouse tactics to fuel warehouse e-commerce success. For retailers to stay competitive, they need to re-think their fulfillment options and offer their customers multiple shipping and delivery alternatives. Frequent online shoppers will choose the company that gives the most options.
High tech warehouse
The traditional warehouse was large buildings located out in rural areas where real estate is cheap. Today, all that has changed. Now warehouses are built along shipping routes and outfitted with new, robotic pick and pack technology.
Along with this new warehouse option, retailers’ strategies are changing dramatically and becoming a more critical piece of the e-commerce landscape — from how the geographic location of each warehouse is chosen to how products are documented and loaded into the warehouse inventory.
Using new technologies offers retailer’s competitive logistics and the ability to offer shipping options to that keep their customers happy.
Fulfillment centers take several configurations, these days. In some circumstances, a retailer may utilize a standard store as a local fulfillment center based on the location.
Amazon has been scouting real estate all over the U.S. and has built 70 million square feet of fulfillment center space nationwide. Along with the expanded warehouse space, it has launched a new service, “Get it Today” in 12 markets around the country that operate seven days a week.
“The trend is to locate DCs much closer to consumers and operate a lot more of them,” according to Garrick Brown, research director at Cassidy Turley, a commercial real estate firm based in St. Louis.
The brick-and-mortar hybrid
Brick-and-mortar stores need to re-invent their business model if they are going to stay relevant. Midrange stores, such as Target, are extending its brick-and-mortar roots by converting some of its storefront space as an alternative warehouse to increase sales and adapt to new consumer needs. In the fourth quarter of 2015, Target fulfilled 30 percent of its online orders from stores which was a record number of Internet customers who picked up their orders at the retail store.
It was evident to Target that fulfilling orders from its retail stores was proof for this angle in that Target’s success in fulfilling orders efficiently. Other retailers are still working out their strategy for inventory on the shelf or in the local warehouse.
With these results, more retailers are shifting to using their brick-and -mortar stores as fulfillment centers, thereby becoming a neighborhood warehouse.
“While we’ve added capacity across our entire direct-to-guest network, our fourth-quarter experience demonstrated the power of relying on our stores to fill digital demand,” said John Mulligan, Target’s chief operating office, in a Wall Street Journalarticle.
Same day delivery
To allow for an even balance between brick and mortar fulfillment centers and the traditional store, retailers need to move quickly to create a channel to fulfill its supply chain by using their store infrastructures as a national network of fulfillment centers.”
We take our philosophy and apply it across all industries. No matter what we are transporting and delivering our commitment to quality sets us apart!
Whether its medical specimens or high end parts for a technology provider , fine desserts and perishables to garments and auto parts. We have been satisfying customers in all sorts of industries since 1983.
Our technology and operational procedures are always evolving to set an industry standard. Our warehouse and fulfillment operations are set up in all of our markets.
At American Expediting our growing nationwide network is allowing us to better serve our customers. We are able to offer warehousing, fulfillment and transportation same day solutions that most providers cant so by keeping all the services consolidated into a single operation our customers have had success expanding their own markets and footprints. We continue to grow and evolve but we always stay true to our commitment to quality.