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Nov 24, 2020

How a 3PL Can Alleviate the Holiday Season E-Commerce Surge


Since March, e-commerce has been on the rise with more consumers online shopping instead of going to stores, putting a large strain on the supply chain. As we approach the holiday season, this surge will continue, causing a unique challenge for shippers and carriers already facing peak season volume.

NTG has been working since early 2020 in preparation to provide solutions and quality service to customers and ease the pain points of peak season. In addition, we are developing new solutions to manage an accelerated peak season due to the pandemic. As we advance towards the holidays, it’s important to understand these services and look for a 3PL provider that can adapt quickly to your unique shipping needs.

A few key points and offerings from NTG to help your company during this e-commerce surge include:

Communication – NTG is committed to open and clear communication, with our team providing 24/7 service, real-time shipment status and competitive pricing. Our team works hard to provide quality service and a smooth process for carriers and shippers. If something should need additional attention, NTG is here to problem solve and find the best solution.

Final Mile Services – NTG has a wide network to help facilitate expedited services such as sprinter vans and straight trucks, with established carrier relationships that focus on fast delivery and quality service. Expedited shipping makes up a large portion of e-commerce capacity during peak season and NTG is prepared to handle anything that might come our way.

RhinoLink – Drop Trailer Program – With an exclusive drop trailer partnership with RhinoLink, NTG has been working diligently to increase access to this program which helps shippers alleviate live load issues and warehousing pain points. By using this program, customers can improve operational efficiencies and reduce wait times, which in turn saves money and time during peak season. In addition to this service, NTG can help with short term-storage and warehouse space.

Visibility – NTG offers Visibility Solutions through NTGVision which offers real-time tracking insights 24/7, industry-leading provider integration capabilities and tailored visibility solutions. Customers will have access to an easy-to-use portal where they can monitor all shipping aspects with just a few clicks.

Looking to learn more or request a quote for service? Get in touch with a member of our team.

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