UPS, FedEx and the United States Postal Service (USPS) all reported shipping delays as the result of the recent blizzard that swept across the Northeastern U.S. However, the delays are not dramatic and should be resolved by the end of this week.
"Winter Storm Juno continues to impact postal operations in the Northeast region," reported USPS. "Strong winds and near-blizzard conditions will continue to make travel and mail delivery nearly impossible. As a result, the Postal Service has temporarily suspended delivery and retail operations in several locations as we cope with this major snowstorm."
One business owner based in California told a local Fox News affiliate that she was having difficulties fulfilling orders to customers on the East Coast. Although she is confident the orders will be delivered, she said that she hopes her customers will have a little extra patience this week because of the storm. Another business owner who spoke to the news station said that they had shipments on hold to five states in the Northeast.
If you own a small business, then you know that every single shipment is important to the health and strength of your company. There are a great many factors involved in the shipping industry, ranging from weather issues to warehouse logistics.
In order to ensure the most timely and accurate deliveries for your customers, you may want to consider hiring a third-party logistics company to handle your shipments. Reliable Runners boasts years of experience in the shipping industry, so we can take care of you without a worry. That way, you can focus on the aspects of your business that need your attention the most.