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How to Prevent Small Package Shipping Delays
What A Package Delayed In Transit Means

Why was my package delayed in transit?

We answer this, plus give you a look at reasons for package delay, and how to prevent it and cope when it does occur.
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Your Guide To Avoiding Small Package Shipping Delays

As a small-to-medium-sized business (SMB), you know protecting your bottom line against unnecessary costs is paramount. That includes avoiding package delays and keeping customers happy. But delivery delays happen to all small package shippers, and eventually it will cost you money and potentially tarnish your reputation to some customers. But the questions you should ask yourself are, "why do packages get delayed?" and "how can I mitigate them in the future?"

Your Guide To Package Delay Solutions

As part of the largest non-retail authorized reseller of UPS® in the nation, Worldwide Express helps shippers just like you with all their small package shipping challenges. And that includes creating strategies to prevent packages being delayed.

To help shippers navigate these challenges, we have created a How To Prevent Small Package Shipping Delays guide to help you better understand the causes of delays and how you can optimize your shipping for better outcomes. This guide takes an in-depth look at delays and provides tips and expertise to help you with the following topics:

  • Carrier services — Learn what to look for in carriers so you can understand what they do when you have a package delayed in transit.
  • Shipping services — Understand how to better utilize your current solutions and what to look for in new ones to prevent delays.
  • Shipping operations — Discover ways to streamline efficiencies in your shipping operations to ensure timely deliveries.
  • Communication — Recognize opportunities to communicate with recipients and carriers, particularly during times when you have a package delayed.
  • 3PL provider — Determine whether partnering with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider can increase efficiencies.

Worldwide Express Can Help You Mitigate Package Delays

SMBs like you can make strides on your own to prevent package delays. But partnering with a 3PL like Worldwide Express can help you develop well-rounded small parcel strategies that streamline your entire shipping operations, so you can minimize the times you have a UPS package delayed. Download our How To Prevent Package Shipping Delays guide to see which option is right for you.

If you're ready to speak to a small package shipping expert, reach out for a shipping consultation today!