Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) September 04, 2014
NPI, a leading spend management consulting firm, advises online retailers to take steps now to avoid widespread shipping delays in the final days of the holiday season. Many of the factors that contributed to the delivery delays that plagued retailers in December 2013 are present again this year, including tight capacity and a condensed holiday shopping season. As the industry’s top carriers take action to mitigate this risk, NPI advises shippers to take steps of their own.
“Inclement weather was only one factor that caused shipping delays during last year’s holiday retail season. The timing of the last day to ship, tight carrier capacity and a shorter-than-average shopping season all played a role, and these same factors will be in play this year. Shippers need to take matters into their own hands to make sure a repeat doesn’t occur,” said Jon Winsett, CEO of NPI.
NPI’s recent advisory bulletin suggests shippers take the following actions to protect margin and customer satisfaction:
More information is provided in NPI’s recent advisory note, “5 Actions Retailers Need to Take Now to Avoid Holiday Shipping Delays.” The advisory note is available on NPI’s website at http://bit.ly/XAYxn9.
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NPI is a spend management consulting firm that protects companies from overspending in specific cost categories – information technology, telecommunication and transportation. Using a combination of market experts, proprietary methodologies and extensive data, NPI ensures that prices and terms are best-in-class. Reviewing more than 14,000 purchases annually, NPI provides objective oversight for billions of dollars of strategic spend for its clients. To learn more about how NPI can help your company start saving today, visit http://www.npifinancial.com or call 404-591-7500.