With the holiday season in full throttle, the ability for small businesses to meet customer demands is more critical than ever. As you navigate the festive chaos, the choice of delivery service can become a make-or-break decision. In the world of strict holiday delivery deadlines and heightened customer expectations, Trellus Same-Day Local Delivery emerges as a reliable choice for local businesses to compete “down the stretch” against e-commerce giants like Amazon.
Don’t get left out in the cold this holiday or miss out on last-minute orders! Based on information compiled by MoneyWatch, here are holiday shipping deadlines for major carriers:
USPS Holiday Delivery Deadlines for 2023:
- December 16: Cutoff for 5-day shipping using USPS Ground Advantage and First-Class Mail services.
- December 18: Deadline for 4-day shipping.
- December 21: Last day for USPS Priority Mail Express 1-day shipping.
- December 23: Last scheduled day for regular USPS delivery (since Christmas Eve is on a Sunday).
- December 24: Last scheduled delivery day for Priority Mail Express with a holiday premium.
- December 13: Deadline for FedEx Ground Economy services.
- December 15: Last day for FedEx Ground 5-day shipping.
- December 21: Deadline for 1-day shipping.
- December 22: Last day for FedEx SameDay delivery for packages arriving on or before December 24. All FedEx services, except for FedEx Custom Critical, are closed on Christmas Day.
- December 19: Ship gifts using UPS 3 Day Select for delivery on December 23.
- December 21: Deadline for UPS Next Day Air services.
- December 22: Last day for UPS Saturday delivery options.
In the whirlwind of holiday preparations, small businesses often find themselves in scenarios where Trellus Same-Day Local Delivery is a better choice than traditional carrier shipping. Here are specific scenarios that highlight why Trellus is the go-to partner, especially within the next two weeks:
1. Urgency and Time-Sensitivity
Sample scenario: Your bakery or kitchen experiences an unexpected surge in last-minute holiday orders. Customers are eagerly anticipating these delightful treats for their celebrations. Traditional carriers have cutoff dates and fixed schedules, leaving you in a bind. Trellus steps in with same-day delivery options, ensuring that your decadent creations reach local customers promptly, just in time for their festive gatherings.
2. Competing with E-Commerce Giants on Same-Day Delivery
Scenario: Your boutique faces stiff competition from online giants offering swift deliveries. To stand out, you need a secret weapon. Trellus becomes that ally, providing quick and efficient same-day deliveries to match the speed promised by e-commerce behemoths. Level the playing field, exceed customer expectations, and showcase your boutique as the local go-to for last-minute holiday gifts.
3. Personalized and Localized Service:
Scenario: Your specialty gift shop prides itself on creating a personalized shopping experience for the local community. As a local delivery company servicing Long Island and Westchester County, Trellus aligns with your values by adding a personal touch to your deliveries. Say goodbye to the impersonal shipping processes of larger carriers – you can even ditch the cardboard box for a delicately wrapped gift bag or basket. With Trellus, each gift is delivered with care, enhancing your connection with the community during this season of giving.
4. Flexible and Scalable Solutions
Scenario: Your toy store is navigating the unpredictability of holiday demand, facing operational challenges during peak seasons. Trellus understands the need for flexibility and scalability. Our delivery solutions adapt to your varying demands, allowing you to manage costs efficiently without compromising on the quality of service. Focus on delighting young customers with the latest toys while Trellus takes care of the logistics.
5. Reduced Operational Complexity
Scenario: Your local bookstore wants to focus on recommending the perfect reads for the season without getting bogged down by complex logistics. Trellus simplifies the process, bidding farewell to the complexities of managing extensive shipping networks. With Trellus, you can concentrate on what you do best – spreading the joy of literature – while we take care of the rest.
Don’t Forget: Your Customers Are Willing to Pay for the Convenience of Same-Day Delivery!
According to the latest retail industry data for the 2023 holiday season.
Exhibit A: 85% of customers plan to use home delivery this holiday, according to findings from PwC. Additionally, shoppers want the certainty of knowing their orders will arrive as promised. Proof-of-delivery (83%), easy-to-use tracking (80%) and flexible delivery times (68%) are priorities.
Exhibit B, courtesy of a report by ShipStation.
When other carriers can’t make promises, Trellus will deliver! Make holiday wishes come true with real-time package tracking and proof of delivery! Guaranteed same-day through Dec. 24th. Get started for FREE with your first month subscription on us! Visit www.byTrellus.com/forbusinesses to get started.
This holiday season, choose Trellus and unwrap the gift of reliable, same-day local delivery for your small business.