Sailing through inbound peak this festive season

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While most of us associate the festive period with mince pies, mulled wine and quality time with family, for those working in retail, Christmas has a very different meaning – peak season.

Christmas is a critical time that can make or break a business. Get it right and sail into the new year with sky-high profits; get it wrong and risk considerable damage not just to the bottom line, but to your reputation too.

Robust supply chain planning is essential for a successful season – having the right stock in the right place, at the right time is vital. Retailers can’t afford to have a weak supply chain – as the name suggests, getting just one link wrong risks the entire chain falling apart.

Fulfilment is always a balance that requires a huge amount of preparation and foresight.  And while thorough planning can set you off on the right foot, disruptions and unforeseen changes in demand are an inevitable and often unavoidable threat to business.

Whatever your product, bringing it to market over the festive period involves two key considerations – speed and cost.  Our SeaAir solution considers both and is already saving retailers time and money. Bringing together the speed of air freight with the cost of sea freight, our innovative SeaAir offering can:

  • Save up to 50% by using our SeaAir freight model vs air freight
  • Improve sea freight timeframes by 30-50% with SeaAir freight

Our strategic global hub in Dubai has an exclusive airside facility at Dubai World Central Airport, and has significantly enhanced our SeaAir capabilities. Our clients are provided with the most efficient service and the ultimate flexibility – crucial during peak season.

Continued investment in innovation, strong relationships and streamlined processes mean we’re able to support retailers with any festive freight requirements while protecting the bottom-line. As we head further into the season and deadlines tighten, our fast and competitive air freight solutions can support your last-minute fulfilment needs.

As an experienced and innovative logistics partner, we can support retailers in managing global movement of stock to maximise sales.

Our tailored solutions will keep your stock room and your customers’ stockings full.

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