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[ProShip ParcelCast Unwined] Episode 36: Beyond Peak: Optimizing Shipping Strategies for the Year Ahead

The holiday season may be a distant memory as we enter the second quarter of the year, but for businesses that rely on efficient shipping operations, the pressure never truly ends. Peak shipping season does an exceptional job at exposing vulnerabilities in the supply chain, often leaving you scrambling.

However, there are steps you can take to ensure your business is equipped for the next peak season, especially exploring the strategies that truly shined and the ones that might need more work. Whether you’re a seasoned shipper or new to the industry, we’ve got the insights you can leverage to future-proof your strategy for this year’s holiday season.

In This ParcelCast Episode

In this episode of ProShip ParcelCast Unwined, our host, Jerri Dixon, Alliance manager at ProShip, is joined by two supply chain experts: Vijay Ramachandran, VP of GTM Enablement and Experience at Pitney Bowes, and Will Hennessey, Territory Sales Executive at ProShip. With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, the three raise their Post-Peak Fiesta Margarita glasses as they dive into a mix of retrospective analysis and forward-thinking strategies for optimizing shipping strategies for the year ahead. Tune in to hear more about:

• Shifting Consumer Demands: Discover the key trends and major shifts in consumer behavior that impacted deliveries during last peak season including earlier holiday shopping, the rise in on-demand fulfillment, and consumer expectations from younger demographics.

• Data-Driven Optimization: Understand the importance of leveraging data and analytics to gain insights from past peak seasons and how this information can help you optimize your supply chain strategy for future success.

• Balancing the Cost-Speed-Bandwidth Triangle: Unlock the strategies to a healthy and sustainable balance between quick deliveries, low costs, and avoiding overwhelming your team.

Bonus: In the future of e-commerce, there’s a growing interest in digital gift-fiving experiences. Listen in to hear about a new innovation on the horizon for Pitney Bowes’s customers.

This Episode’s Cocktail: The Post-Peak Fiesta Margarita

In this episode of ProShip ParcelCast Unwined, our expert guests enjoy a refreshing Post-Peak Fiesta Margarita. Packing some spice on the rim, this margarita follows a fiery period with a refreshing twist – much like post-peak. After things heat up in the holiday season, your post-peak review can lead to smoother and more efficient delivery operations for the year ahead.

Enjoy the Post-Peak Fiesta Margarita with our shipping experts:

Ingredients: agave nectar, cucumber syrup, tajin / black pepper / sea salt rimmer, Familia Camarena silver, celery salt, dehydrated cucumbers, & limes

In a shallow dish, place the tajin, black pepper, and salt spice blend. Rub the rim of your margarita glass with lime juice and dip the rim into the spices to coat. Fill a shaker with ice, tequila, cucumber syrup, agave, and the juice of your lime. Shake for 10 seconds until well mixed and strain the contents into your rimmed glass. Lastly, garnish your margarita with a dehydrated cucumber slice. Cheers!

Tune into the next ProShip ParcelCast Unwined episode to learn more about industry trends, key supply chain insights, and all things modern logistics!