UPS to Charge for Peak Season Volume Shortfalls

| Mike O'Brien

In a move designed to capture network costs associated with retailers who fail to meet peak volume commitments, UPS plans to charge them for shortfalls this year. The charges would cover costs such as extra workers and surplus space on trucks or in distribution hubs based on retailers’ projections and volume commitments.

Retailers Achieve 97% Holiday Order Fulfillment

| Mike O'Brien

A Kurt Salmon study found 97% of retailers delivered orders on their last guaranteed shipping date before Christmas, up from 95% in 2015 and 87% in 2014. This was partly due to pulling the cutoffs back by a day in many cases, and changing up website messaging at the deadline. See what else the study found, including the performance of luxury brands.

5 Ecommerce Fulfillment Metrics All Brands Must Track

| Maria Haggerty

There are at least 5 fulfillment metrics that ecommerce brands need to track, all connected to your ability to meet customer expectations during peak season as well as the rest of the year. See how measuring performance in these key areas can help forecast your ability to operate at full capacity and improve year-round operations.

5 Holiday Tips for Consistent Omnichannel Customer Service

| Kevon Hills

This holiday season, retailers that can deliver a consistent service experience across every channel will not only strengthen customer loyalty but also ensure their business is realizing every opportunity to increase sales. Implementing these 6 tips will help ensure you can achieve these goals.

How to Stop Undeliverable Orders from Ruining Peak Holiday Season

| Chris Harle

Delivering a quality experience means customers are more likely to become advocates, telling their friends and coming back to buy more. But undeliverable shipments will move things in the opposite direction fast this peak holiday season. Here are some tips to help you avoid that worst-case outcome.