A Brief Guide to Implementing Zone Skipping in Logistics

You want to reduce your parcel costs, parcel damages, and time in transit for your customers.

You’ve zeroed in on zone skipping as a way to achieve your goals.

Now what?

🚀 Data Analysis: Review shipping data to pinpoint areas with significant order volumes. This helps identify ideal regions for zone skipping and ensures a large enough volume of shipments to justify splitting off volume from either the existing provider's hub-and-spoke network transportation flow or diverting volume from your existing provider to newer ones.

🚀 Provider Selection: Partner with providers who have expertise in zone skipping. Working with providers that have last-mile expertise is a must. Evaluate their networks and capabilities to ensure they can deliver efficient and dependable transport.

🚀 Packaging Optimization: Make sure you calculate your packaging savings and talk with your fulfillment team to take full advantage of the solution, using dry ice for sensitive perishables to reduce damages. This saves costs by optimizing the amount used for temperature control and cushioning in the boxes.

🚀 Tracking and Visibility: Ensure you’re working with providers offering live tracking and can feed that tracking through to your end customer’s tracking link. This allows customers to monitor the progress of their shipments and decreases WISMO calls to your customer service center instead of seeing shipments stuck at a sortation center in the middle of nowhere!

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