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The Holidays Will Be Here Before You Know It – And That Means Holiday Retail Rollouts

Friday September 11, 2015

It’s scary to think about this but Black Friday and the holiday retail season are just around the corner. The leaves will soon be changing and the Thanksgiving turkey will be in the oven in the blink of an eye.

And what does that mean for our clients? Holiday Rollout planning is already underway.

With 750+ brick and mortar facilities domestically and 1100+ globally, it’s easy to see why retailers would be attracted to our model. The hidden value, however, is in the economies of scale within each market. We are able to use one facility for each major metro market to handle your trees, ornaments, etc. This helps make our deliveries and our assembly process (if required) more efficient over multiple stores.

Even with all of the major metro facilities, we still need to get the holiday props from your vendor / warehouse to our final mile facility. In doing so, we make use of multi-modal options that our $1.7 billion dollar logistics network can leverage. Our buying power helps reduce over-the-road transportation costs, which can lead to extraordinary savings for our customer.

Not to mention we can help with the planning process! Many times our clients will give us weights, dimensions, final destination addresses and origin addresses, and entrust us to do the rest. Our goal is to take as much of the administrative burden off of you and your team so you can focus on your business.

Finally, our ability to report the progress of the project is second to none. Our in-house proprietary software allows for daily, weekly, or monthly progress reporting, giving our clients the power to monitor the rollout from their desks.

So this year, when you are asked to get the trees, ornaments, or specialty items into your store, give us a call to learn more about how we can help.